80-Year-Old Bedford Man Arrested for Stalking Couple 

80-Year-Old Bedford Man Arrested for Stalking Couple 


Indiana State Police Bloomington Post initiated a criminal investigation in January of this year, after receiving information from a Bedford couple that they were being stalked and harassed by a local man.  

Arrested and Charged was  Samuel Shaw, 80, Bedford, IN

  • Stalking, Level 6 Felony
  • Harassment, Class B Misdemeanor 

The investigation revealed that Shaw had allegedly been stalking and harassing a Bedford couple since March of 2019. 

Shaw had made repeated phone calls to the couple’s business and pursued them by driving past their residence and business on several occasions. 

The investigation also revealed that Shaw had violated a cease and desist order.

After reviewing the investigation, the Lawrence County Prosecutor requested a warrant for Shaw’s arrest. 

Shaw was arrested at his residence on March 11, 2020, by Trooper Chance Humphrey, and is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail on a $7,500 bond.

Investigating Officer:  Trooper Chance Humphrey of the Bloomington State Police Post.

Under the law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.