A McIntosh man is being held without bond in the Marion County Jail after allegedly stalking a woman and then interfering with deputies during their investigation.
The victim called 911 on March 4 and said David Andrew Riley, 47, was at her home on 12th Street and was “drunk” and “driving” around the front yard. She said Riley had threatened to kill her son and was harassing her with phone calls all day. She said that she was “extremely afraid” and reported that Riley was in his car and “watching” her house, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report states, adding that the woman was unsure if he had any weapons.
In a later interview with a deputy, the victim said she woke up to numerous missed calls from Riley and that she had received a total of 22 unwanted calls from him during the day. She said Riley then started showing up at her home – where he no longer lives – and harassing her, the report says.
The victim also told a sheriff’s deputy that Riley would come and go, and each time he would demand she come outside to he could speak with her. She said it was a “horrible mind game,” and she considered getting a domestic violence injunction against Riley, the report says.
The first deputy to arrive on scene encountered Riley, who refused to cooperate. He told the deputy, “I’m not getting out of my car,” and “If you get near my car, I’m going to run you over,” the report says.
Several other units arrived on the scene, and because of Riley’s conduct, they were unable to make initial contact with the victim. Riley refused to comply with deputies’ verbal commands to cooperate. He kept saying he was going to leave in his vehicle and ignored orders to turn off the car, get out of the vehicle and come over to them, the report says.
Riley eventually got out of his car and was arrested and charged with cyberstalking and resisting an officer with violence. He’ll answer to the charges in Marion County Court on April 9.