An Arnaudville man invoked his right to remain silent after being charged with 76 counts of telephone harassment.

Sheriff's spokesman Major Eddie Thibodeaux said 60-year-old Mohamad Mirian was arrested yesterday after a year-long investigation into who was calling the victim all hours of the night.

Thibodeaux said the victim and Mirian have been involved in an ongoing legal battle stemming from a contractor fraud case in which Mirian is the defendant.

After contacting her phone provider and the sheriff's office, the victim was told the calls were coming from numbers connected to Mirian.

Mirian and his attorney arrived at the sheriff's complex and were interviewed by detectives. Mirian stated in the interview that "maybe I pocket dialed the number" and was then advised by his attorney to invoke his right to remain silent.  Mirian was then transported to the parish jail for processing.

He was booked into the St. Landry Parish jail on 76 counts of telephone harassment.

His bond was set at $2,500.

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