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Stalking: Elisha Strom Charged

Elisha R. Strom, 35, of Bedford County, was arrested in Charlottesville in 2010 for allegedly stalking a federal agent. The arrest warrant was issued in Greene County, where the agent resides, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. Strom was released on her own recognizance, though her laptop computer and camera are being held as evidence.

Elisha Strom has been arrested twice before for following, photographing, and publishing personal information about members of the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE) Task Force. Strom’s high level of interest in the Task Force apparently stemmed from a rift between her and JADE officer Brian O’Donnell, who, in his dual role as an FBI agent, worked closely with her during the trial of Strom’s husband, Kevin Alfred Strom, in 2007.

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Elisha Strom Arrested Again

Elisha Strom, 35, of Thaxton, Virginia, has been charged (in 2010) with violating a court order.

The former White separatist who was arrested and convicted last year for obstruction of justice due to her stalking, photographing, obsessing over, and blogging about Charlottesville police officers (mainly but not exclusively members of the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force), has been arrested again this week, this time for allegedly violating the court order she accepted as part of her guilty plea.

It’s not clear exactly what aspect of her order she is accused of violating, but she has continued to follow, photograph, and blog about Charlottesville-area police (including state police) since her conviction. Her work, including her own account of her most recent arrest, can be seen at her I HEARTE JADE blog. According to Strom’s account, she is free on $2,000 bond and her hearing is scheduled in Albemarle County Court in mid-April.