Sadly, the plot thickens in the disappearance of Dr. Teleka Patrick. It seems that Marvin Sapp had a protection order against her for stalking. Her ex-husband also said that mental issues on her part led to the break-up of their marriage.
Marvin Sapp, a well-known pastor and gospel singer, filed a request for a personal-protection order against Patrick, alleging that she was stalking him, WOOD-TV 8 reports.
The news of Marvin Sapp’s PPO is the latest bizarre twist in the young doctor’s disappearance. This comes after a YouTube video was discovered of Teleka Patrick singing to a ‘love interest.’ In the video, posted Nov. 10 and entitled “Surprise Final Video,” Patrick tells her ‘love’ that she wishes they were with her and turns the camera to show the person the meal she had prepared for them. She then sings a love song to this person. It’s not clear if the ‘love interest’ is Marvin Sapp.
Sapp said in the request that Patrick made claims that he was her husband, joined his church, contacted Sapp’s children and even went to the pastor’s home, according to a brief report posted on WOOD’s website.
Teleka Patrick’s ex-husband, Ismael Calderon, told WOOD on Wednesday, that he had concerns about her mental health and that her refusal to get help led to the dissolution of their marriage in 2011.
Marvin Sapp’s statement on Teleka Patrick:
“Throughout my career, my family and I have fallen victim to inappropriate attempts to contact me by several unknown individuals. As a father of three and pastor of one of the largest congregations in West Michigan, I cannot to take this kind of obsessive attention lightly. Given these previous acts, I have taken several security measures which have included obtaining a protective order to ensure our safety. Not only am I concerned about my family, I am deeply concerned about the well-being of all families. My prayers of love, safety, reconciliation and support are always and forever with God’s children.”
Teleka Patrick’s parents’ statement on latest developments:
“Another day has gone by and Teleka still isn’t home.
“There are so many details that have been revealed during the course of this investigation that confuse and hurt us all the more. We would like to thank Ismael Calderon for coming forward and giving us some insight as to what Teleka may have been thinking/ experiencing on the days leading up to her disappearance. We have the utmost respect for him. Regarding the YouTube videos that have been found, we do not have any information as to who or what she is referring to. We have had no indication of a recent significant other, besides a relationship that ended early this year.
“Regardless of Teleka’s emotional state, we believe wholeheartedly that she has encountered some harm or danger. It is unlike her to go any significant length of time without any contact with family or friends.
“Concerning the protection order that was filed against Teleka earlier this year, we have been advised by the Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Department that the release of this information could possibly impede the investigation into her disappearance. We encourage you to contact the Kalamazoo Sheriffs Department and the FBI with any questions that you have. Throughout the course of this investigation there have been more questions than answers and all we want is for our daughter to be brought home. We need closure. We need answers.
“The fact that Teleka’s car was found with a flat tire on I-94 has not changed. The fact that she has not been seen since December 5th has not changed. These are the facts that frighten us. Teleka is missing and we want whoever has her or has harmed her in any way to come forward.
“Teleka is our eldest child. One of three bright stars in our lives, and we won’t be whole again until she is found.”