Sheriff says accused stalker cited God's mission

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Wisconsin man accused of stalking
singer-songwriter Jewel at her Texas ranch said he was on a mission
from God.

That's according to Erath (EE'-rath) County Sheriff Tommy Bryant. He said Michael Lawrance Kozelka told deputies that God led him there after he was found last week on the 2,000-acre Stephenville ranch owned by Jewel's husband, rodeo champion Ty Murray.

The sheriff said the 50-year-old had a pocket knife in his clothing and a dog with him but did not resist arrest. The sheriff declined to say what Kozelka may have said about Jewel or Murray, and it's unclear if either was there at the time.

Kozelka has been jailed in Stephenville, 75 miles southwest of Fort Worth, on $30,000 bond since his arrest a week ago. County records indicated Tuesday that he did not yet have an attorney.


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