A Superior Court judge refused to grant bond Friday for a former Richmond County sheriff’s investigator accused of stalking his ex-wife.
Timothy Allen Tobias, 45, of Augusta, was arrested Feb. 27 and charged with aggravated stalking, according to jail records.
His 37-year-old ex-wife told deputies that Tobias, who had been charged before with stalking her, went to her Evans home Feb. 27. She said that after she pulled into her driveway and entered, she heard a knock and saw Tobias outside, 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 to the ground.
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.
The resident 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.