Police: Man Stalked Estranged Wife

Darien police say a Bridgeport husband violated a protective order by stalking and leaving messages for his wife at her place of work in Darien.

A woman who has a protective order against her estranged husband told on June 29 that she had seen him stalking her and that a co-worker of hers in Darien had seen him in the parking lot.

She also recieived email messages from him, she told police, and those, along with the man following her, were violations of a protective order against him, according to Darien police, who arrested him on Thursday, July 5.

Police gave this account of the situation:

The woman has a protective order against King stemming from a domestic violence incident in which King was arrested.

On June 29, the woman spotted her estranged husband, Vallie King, 41, watching her while she was in a Dunkin Donuts shop at the Bridgeport bus station, before work.

At work she found a voice mail message from King, and a co-worker told her that King was seen walking around the parking lot used by employees of the office.

That morning, the woman also received several text messages from King.

After receiving the woman's complaint, Darien police applied for and received an arrest warrant for King, who did not surrender himself.

Information about the warrant was sent to Bridgeport police, who fouind King and took him into custody. Darien police officers then took custody of King in the Bridgeport jail.

King was charged with violating the protective order against him, first degree stalking and second-degree harassment. He was held on $10,000 bond, which he was not able to pay before his arraignment on July 6 in state Superior Court in Stamford.



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