Sheriff: Accused Jewel stalker says God led him

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - September 22, 2009

That's according to Erath 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 and a dog with him but did not resist arrest. It's unclear whether either Jewel or Murray was at the ranch 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. His attorney, Michael Nicholls Pugh, has declined to comment.

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