FAIRFIELD — A local physician and surgeon stripped of his medical license last year pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four counts of felony stalking.
Dr. Franklyn Seabrooks Jr., who has been in jail since early January, was ordered to return to court April 8. He will remain behind bars because he is serving a one-year jail term for violating previous court orders.
Seabrooks’ lawyer, Denis Honeychurch, has called Seabrooks’ situation “a very sad case.” Honeychurch has previously tried to arrange neurological and psychological examinations for his client.
Seabrooks is challenging the revocation of his medical license.
In January 2011, Seabrooks was discovered lurking at his ex-girlfriend’s home in the middle of the night, wearing a trench coat and hat. A neighbor was so startled by the incident that she got a restraining order against Seabrooks. Since then, according to court records, the neighbor claimed Seabrooks sent her threatening postcards.
The ex-girlfriend got her own restraining order against Seabrooks six months later. She claimed that she ended their five-month relationship in December 2011 but that he started peppering her with text messages, gifts, voice mails, cards and faxes.
The new felony charges were the result of eight different incidents of Seabrooks allegedly contacting the women.
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