Stalker hiding in bedroom closet arrested

by Wes Mayer

A man was arrested Tuesday after violating his temporary protective order.

Deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene at the 1100 block of Highway 70 after noon and found Joseph Patrick Kilgore, 31, hiding in a back bedroom closet, Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough said. After a short confrontation, deputies were able to get him out of the closet and arrest him.

The victims said that Kilgore broke into the home and was yelling and cursing at them, violating the TPO, Yarbrough said.

The victims dialed 911 to report a Family Violence Act offense, but Kilgore grabbed the phone, broke it in his hands and stomped on it.

Kilgore did not hurt anyone but hid after realizing police were called.

Kilgore was charged with aggravated stalking for violating the restraining order and for interrupting calls for emergency assistance.



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