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Convicted murderer faces stalking charge in Kane County

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Kane County prosecutors are turning up the heat on a man free on parole for murder who is accused of stalking an exotic dancer in early 2013.

Authorities recently executed a search warrant, seizing Kurt E. Johnson's 2007 gold Chevrolet Impala and its keys, and are moving to have the vehicle forfeited, records show.

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Johnson, 51, of the 0-99 block of Ashlawn Avenue, Oswego, was arrested in January 2013 and charged with felony stalking and misdemeanor trespassing.

Johnson, who was on parole after serving 19 years for a 1993 murder in Will County, became obsessed with a dancer at Blackjack's Gentleman's Club near Elgin after she danced for him in December 2012, according to a search warrant.

"Mr. Johnson then began to bring presents to her work. Mr. Johnson began to tell (the dancer's) co-workers he was infatuated with her. Mr. Johnson was banned from Blackjack's and it was made clear to him (she) had no interest in him," read part of a sheriff's office affidavit that helped secure the June search warrant. "After being banned, he would show up and tell the staff he was there to pick her up," part of the search warrant stated.

According to the affidavit, Johnson showed up at the woman's house -- uninvited -- and remained on her front step for more than an hour after she refused to answer the door.

On Jan. 17. 2013, the woman's brother told Johnson to leave her house twice and he was later spotted in his Impala parked outside Blackjack's, records show.

"When confronted by security, he sped off and almost struck the security officer," the affidavit added, noting Johnson later drove by the strip club six or seven times, and on his front seat was a piece of paper with the license plate number and descriptions of the woman's family members vehicles.

Johnson was arrested later that day.

Johnson was in court briefly last week before a Sept. 10 date was set. He faces up to three years in prison if convicted of the felony stalking charge.

Johnson was sent back to prison after his January 2013 arrest for a parole violation.

He spent more than a year in jail before being put on GPS monitoring after posting $50,000 bond in mid-June, records show.

A message left with defense attorney John Donahue was not immediately returned.

Marines seek gold sponsors: The Fox Valley Marine Corps are seeking sponsors for the annual Fox Valley Marines Golf Classic on tap Aug. 13 at the Orchard Valley Golf Course, 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora.

Golfers will hit the links at 1 p.m., wrapping up with dinner, awards and a raffle at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are $50 and organizers say corporate sponsors and hole sponsors are needed.

Proceeds will help the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry.

For more information, call Chuck Johnson at (630) 896-5829.

hhitzeman@dailyherald.com

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