Edward Feinstein, 28, was arrested for stalking Dawn DaLuise, a salon owner who was arrested last week for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill a business rival.
Feinstein is accused of creating and distributing flyers with a sexually explicit photo of DaLuise's face in July 2013. He also allegedly posted Craigslist ads, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, pretending to be DaLuise requesting males to help her act out a "rape fantasy." The ads included DaLuise's home address, phone number and photograph.
DaLuise believed the person responsible for the ads was a business competitor, and she allegedly began soliciting someone to kill the competitor, believing her and her daughters' safety was threatened, according to the sheriff's department.
Between Jan. 22 and Feb. 12, DaLuise contacted former NFL player Christopher Geile to carry out the murder, according to a felony complaint. DaLuise was arrested on March 5 and remains in custody on $1 million bail.
The department said Feinstein claimed to be DaLuise's friend.
Investigators served a search warrant at Feinstein's West Hollywood apartment on Monday but discovered he had moved the previous week. He was located and arrested in Studio City on Wednesday, and a search warrant was served at his new residence.
Feinstein was arrested for stalking and held on $150,000 bail. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 14.
The department said an additional male is also under investigation for cyber-stalking DaLuise.
Authorities said at least 20 warrants were served during the investigation, seven for locations. The cyber-stalking investigation began on March 4, leading to the solicitation for murder case.
DaLuise is the owner of Skin Refinery in West Hollywood.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Fraud & Cyber Crimes Bureau at (661) 287-4096.