Skip to main content

A Minneapolis man already convicted of stalking one radio DJ is accused of harassing another on-air personality at 89.3 The Current. 

Patrick Henry Kelly, 62, of Minneapolis, was charged in the fall with four counts of violating a harassment restraining order within a decade of a previous conviction. 

Kelly in 2015 pleaded guilty to stalking and threatening Mary Lucia, who is a host at The Current. He was sentenced to five years probation in that case, which is the maximum allowed by law. 

The charges allege Kelly's target is one of Lucia's colleagues at The Current, DJ Jade. Jade, who is music director and host at the Twin Cities radio station, told Bring Me The News she is the target of Kelly's harassment. 

According to the criminal complaint, Ramsey County District Court issued a harassment restraining order in July 2021 against Kelly, prohibiting him from having any direct or indirect contact with Jade or from going to her home, stating Kelly had been "fixated" on her for months. Jade said she was scared for her and her husband's safety. 

Kelly continued to send gifts and go to Jade's home after the restraining order was filed, including a few times in October, prompting the charges to be filed against him, the complaint alleges.

Kelly was arrested on Jan. 3, court documents show. His bail was set at $5,000 and during a hearing on Jan. 4 he was ordered to have no contact with Jade.

MPR News reports that at the hearing, Kelly admitted to violating the restraining order. Meanwhile, the judge granted Jade's requests to extend the restraining order to 50 years and prohibit Kelly from going within a block of her home. 

Kelly, who is out on bond, has another hearing scheduled for Jan. 25, court documents show.

If convicted in this case, Kelly faces a maximum sentence of five years and/or a $10,000 fine for each of the four felony counts. 

Next Up

Train Days

Historic locomotives to roll into St. Paul for Train Days

The festival at the Union Depot returns June 4-5.

Dalton tornado

Tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind possible in Sunday/Monday storms

The Twin Cities is among the areas that could get hit.

Redtail Ridge Elementary

Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school

The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."

Nero

The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47

Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.

Ben Leber

Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'

The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.

MPR

APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.

Related

Kelly, Patrick - crop

Man accused of stalking another DJ at The Current pleads guilty

The 63-year-old repeatedly showed up at the DJ's home and regularly sent flowers and other gifts to her.

Kelly, Patrick - crop

New stalking charges for man accused of hounding Twin Cities DJ

It is the second time he's been accused of relentlessly harassing a DJ with The Current.

radio station, microphone

The Current, Classical MPR announce intent to unionize

They hope unionizing will lead to fair compensation, diversity of staff and more transparency.

radio station, microphone

MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

William Kalligher - Duluth

Duluth restaurant owner charged with sexually assaulting 2 kids

Police launched an investigation after "numerous" sexual assault allegations were made against him, charges said.

State Patrol

Charges: Driver crashes stolen car, killing passenger

Charges say the driver led state troopers on a chase in a stolen vehicle prior to crashing.

jeremy jones richardson - pine county

Charges: Man broke into friend's home, killed him with his cane

Pieces of the victim's cane were found on his back, charges say.