Former Richmond County investigator charged with stalking ex-wife

Ex-Richmond County investigator charged in stalking
Tobias

A former Richmond Coun­ty sheriff’s investigator was arrested late Wednesday and accused of stalking his ex-wife.

Timothy Allen To­bias, 45, of Augusta, was charged with aggravated stalking. He is being held without bond in the Co­lum­bia County Detention Cen­ter, according to jail records.

Tobias’ 37-year-old former wife told deputies that Tobias, who was previously charged with stalking her, went to her Evans home.
She said she thought she saw his truck as she pulled into her driveway just after 10 p.m.

Once inside, she said, she heard a knock on the door, looked outside and saw it
was Tobias, according to a Co­lum­bia County sheriff’s report.

A deputy found Tobias walking toward the back of the 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.

The deputy told Tobias to take his hand out of his pocket, and Tobias switched the cup to his left hand and stuck his right hand into 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 put him on the ground and handcuffed him, according to the report. The
deputy wrote that Tobias appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled like alcohol.

Tobias’ ex-wife said a restraining order against him was a stipulation of their divorce, according to the report.

She said Tobias was on probation for stalking her in the past. He was charged in January 2011 with stalking and again in April 2011 with aggravated stalking, according to sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. He pleaded 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 October 2010, according to sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew. He had been hired in November 1987.

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