A 45-year-old Ocala man is accused of stalking a former girlfriend by sending her more than 200 text messages and calling her more than 100 times in a 12-hour period Sunday.
The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that Kyle Robert Clark also drove his gold Lincoln Town Car past her home numerous times, slowing down in front of her front door. Clark was arrested this past Monday and charged with cyberstalking.
The victim said she dated Clark at one time but they haven’t been in an intimate relationship for 10 years. She said they ran into each other about two weeks ago and they got together to “catch up” with each other, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said Clark told her he just got back to Ocala and is low on money. He also said he doesn’t have a permanent place to stay. The victim said she allowed him to take a shower at her house, then gave him food and gas money to get on his way, the report said.
The victim said she and Clark saw each other a few times in the past week and she gave him her cell number. She said Clark began texting her incessantly on Saturday, and at around 6 p.m. she texted back and told him “leave me alone” and “stop.” Clark responded by saying, “You want to lie and run away. I got something for you,” and then, “I got something for all of you.” The victim said Clark texted her at 11:37 p.m., “I see you lol.” That’s when she blocked his number, according to the report.
The victim said Clark started texting her at around 10 a.m. Sunday from multiple spoofed numbers and she blocked each one. She said he also called her incessantly from spoofed numbers and left multiple harassing voicemails. The victim said she received more than 200 texts and 100 phone calls between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. The deputy observed the messages, calls and voicemails from Clark, the report said.
The victim said Clark drove past her house on Saturday night and all day Sunday, and that he drove close to her front door four times on Sunday. She said Clark also has been driving past her mother’s house, where her children live, and that he dropped something off in her mother’s yard. The victim identified Clark’s vehicle as a gold Lincoln Town Car, according to the report.
Two of the victim’s neighbors said they saw Clark drive past her home. One said he saw Clark come up to the victim’s house and “raise hell.” He also said he heard Clark on the phone calling the victim and harassing her. The other witness said he saw Clark speed through recklessly and almost hit his car several times on Saturday and Sunday, the report said.
Clark sent multiple text messages from spoofed numbers while the victim was with the deputy, who also observed the victim receive a call from a “No Caller ID” number. When the victim answered it, Clark started talking very aggressively, saying things such as “I am going to (expletive deleted) your (expletive deleted) up.” The victim asked how and Clark replied, “You’ll see,” according to the report.
The deputy also observed a gold Lincoln Town Car pass the residence slowly. She ran the vehicle’s license tag number through the Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID) and confirmed it is registered to Clark, the report said.
The victim said she is living alone due to her husband being in the hospital. She said she’s not aware of any reason Clark would be harassing or stalking her. She said she placed her children at her mother’s house for their safety due to Clark’s behavior. The victim said the situation is giving her emotional distress and she can’t take it anymore, according to the report.
Clark was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail, where he was being held Wednesday on $1,000 bond. He’s due in Marion County Court on Nov. 27.