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Loper Felt Black Was "Stalking Her" in 2008



    Records of a 2008 police call to a slain North Texas woman's house show she was concerned that the man accused of killing her last month was stalking her.

    Police found Susan Loper's body one day after she disappeared from a country club where she taught Pilates. Her former boyfriend, Terrance Black, is being held in Arizona in her slaying but is fighting extradition.

    The Frisco police call from December 20, 2008, outlines an incident in which Terrance Black called police to Susan Loper's home, claiming her former husband hit him.

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    Susan Loper told police she was concerned Terrance Black was stalking her two and a half years before her death, according to police records.
    (Published Wednesday, May 4, 2011)

    At the end of the report, police note that Loper said she felt that Black was stalking her and said he showed up at her home if she didn't answer the phone.

    At the time of the incident, police noted that Loper and Black had dated for three years and met a year and a half after Susan and Craig Loper divorced.

    According to the police officer's notes, Craig Loper answered the door at Susan Loper's house and Black walked inside uninvited. She asked Black to leave, saying Craig Loper was visiting his 5-year-old son, Jake. The couple had joint custody.

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    The call sheet goes on to say that Black insisted Craig Loper leave and the child was already in bed. The two men got into an argument, Black pushed Craig Loper, and he pushed back, the document said. Susan Loper continued to tell Black to leave her house, and Craig Loper told Black to leave after he hit him, according to the call sheet.

    Craig Loper held Black down and told Susan Loper to call 911, but she did not.

    That's when Black left the house and called police. Black had a small cut on his lip from what police called mutual combat.

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    In an interview last week, Craig Loper described the incident as more of a verbal argument than a physical altercation.

    No charges were filed in the incident.

    Black, 48, is accused of murdering Loper. He became a suspect in her slaying after she disappeared from Gleneagles Country Club in Plano where she worked.

    Loper's SUV was found abandoned at a nearby apartment complex, and her body was found in a wooded area along the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco the following day. Loper died of blunt force trauma.

    Black was captured in Arizona after he jumped into the Grand Canyon to avoid arrest. Black fell 25 feet and survived. He was released from the hospital, but is currently fighting extradition back to Texas, where he will face capital murder charges.