Stalking Incident in Clayton

A man stands charged with stalking after an incident last week in Clayton.  The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office reports that 51-year-old Kevin Edward Merritt of Clayton was served notice on Aug. 5, after harassing the preacher’s wife of the Wiley Church of God on Facebook.  Merritt sent a video saying they should run off together. The preacher’s wife obtained a temporary custody order against Merritt as well as a criminal trespass notice for the couple’s home and church.  A deputy from the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office served Merritt with the notices and instructed him to stay away from the woman.