Self-described vampire admits to harrassing teen
Rochester, Minn. (AP) — Two days before his trial was to begin, a man who calls himself a vampire and once ran for Minnesota governor has admitted to harassing a Rochester teen by e-mail.
Forty-five-year-old Jonathon Sharkey pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of gross-misdemeanor harassment in Olmsted County.
Sharkey is nicknamed "The Impaler." He ran for governor in 2006 under the "Vampyres, Witches and Pagans" banner. The girl came in contact with him in 2007 through his MySpace page.
Sharkey and the girl dated online, but she tried to end it within two weeks. She told police he sent threatening messages.
Sharkey said in court that his threats were in response to threats to him.
His sentence of 180 days in jail is considered satisfied. But he'll stay in custody pending extradition to Indiana to face two felony charges.
Information from: Post-Bulletin, http://www.postbulletin.com