A former Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigator was arrested late Wednesday accused of stalking his ex-wife.
Timothy Allen Tobias, 45, of Augusta, was charged with aggravated stalking. He’s being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.
Tobias’ 37-year-old ex-wife called deputies late Wednesday stating her ex-husband, who has been previously charged with stalking her, came to her Evans home. The woman said she thought she saw Tobias’ truck as she pulled into her driveway just after 10 p.m. Once inside, Tobias’ ex-wife said she saw a shadow pass her living room window followed by a knock on the door, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The woman looked outside and saw that is was her ex-husband.
When a deputy arrived, he found Tobias walking toward the back of his ex-wife’s townhouse. When the deputy spoke to him, Tobias walked toward the deputy with a cup in his right hand and his left hand in his pocket, according to the report. When the deputy told Tobias to take his hand out of his pocket, he switched the cup to this left hand and stuck his right hand in his pocket. Tobias didn’t follow the deputy’s instructions to remove his hands from his pockets and to get on the ground.
Tobias resisted, so the deputy took him to the ground and handcuffed him, according to the report. The deputy noted that Tobias appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled like alcohol.
Tobias’ ex-wife said a restraining order against Tobias was a stipulation of their divorce, according to the report.
The woman said Tobias was on probation for previously stalking her. He was arrested in January 2011 for stalking and again in April 2011 for aggravated stalking, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. He pled guilty to two counts of stalking and one count of aggravated stalking in August 2011 under the First Offender Act.
Tobias was a Richmond County sheriff’s investigator until he resigned in Oct. 2010, according to sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew. He was hired in November 1987.