By Bridget Doyle
4:49 PM CDT, May 11, 2013
A Chicago man was denied bail today on charges of arson, stalking, aggravated domestic battery and robbery in a case involving his ex-girlfriend.
According to prosecutors in Cook County bond court, Travaun Rudolph, 37, of the 6400 block of South Eggleston Avenue, and his 28-year-old ex-girlfriend dated for four years but broke up in 2007.
This April, prosecutors said, Rudolph began stalking the woman and was seen hanging outside her work in the 6900 block of South Halsted Street. On two occasions, Rudolph watched her from close proximity and verbally threatened her, according to court documents.
Rudolph also went into the woman's work on April 19 and pushed her to the ground, according to court documents.
Prosecutors said Rudolph also used force to take the woman's work keys and home keys away from her, against her will.
On May 4, Rudolph set fire to a 2006 Infiniti automobile belonging to the woman's 31-year-old boyfriend, causing damage, according to prosecutors.
Rudolph also made a number of harassing phone calls to the woman, and threatened her life and the life of her boyfriend, prosecutors said.
He was given a new court date of May 16.
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