Former Richmond County investigator charged with stalking ex-wife

Ex-Richmond County investigator charged in stalking

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 11:15 AM
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Tobias
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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my.voice
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my.voice 02/28/13 - 12:37 pm
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Now THIS would have been a

Now THIS would have been a taser-acceptable incident. No knife, gun or other apparent life threatening gestures. Good job Deputy!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/28/13 - 12:39 pm
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Okay, he's not a first

Okay, he's not a first offender anymore. LOCK HIM UP.

Mrswkc2001
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Mrswkc2001 02/28/13 - 12:40 pm
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Too bad

Too bad they could not arrest him for DUI also. I doubt he drove there and then got drunk waiting in the bushes.

gagirl40
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gagirl40 02/28/13 - 12:53 pm
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Scary...

I hope we don't hear a more shocking story about this ex-couple in the future. Sounds like Mr. Tobias has come unglued! He needs to be watched.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 02/28/13 - 01:29 pm
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This is why stalking laws don't work...

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 pleaded guilty to two counts of stalking and one count of aggravated stalking in August 2011 under the First Offender Act.

I rate this law right up there with gun laws...they only matter to people that will follow the law anyway.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/28/13 - 03:39 pm
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7 BILLION POINTS

Usually I reserve judgment, but...this guy...whoa! Needs a chance to cool down and reflect on the choices he is making in life. Columbia County jail has some small rooms suitable for this kind of reflection.
Also needs shave and haircut before appearing in court.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/28/13 - 04:31 pm
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I think we've found

... Richmond County's prospective new Chief Deputy, if history is any guide.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 02/28/13 - 05:15 pm
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Black man=dead man.
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Black man=dead man.

Darby
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Darby 02/28/13 - 05:48 pm
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All that time on the force....

and he doesn't follow instructions from an officer of the law???

Strange, intoxicated or not....

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 02/28/13 - 07:43 pm
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Do they teach
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deputies and policemen how to obstruct justice at the academy or do they just learn it on the job?

paladin5
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paladin5 02/28/13 - 09:03 pm
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something to think about.....

REMOVE YOUR HAND FROM YOUR JACKET SLOWLY, DROP THE CUP (Alcohol in your eyes burns), GET ON THE GROUND NOW!

A Taser deployment would depend on the distance which is unknown.

I assume the cup contained something that he did not want to waste as his response to the LEO's commands indicate he was probably "wasted".

myfather15
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myfather15 03/01/13 - 06:24 am
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@palmetto

Sad, very sad; one day I hope that you will release yourself from the hatred that has built up inside your body. Yes, there are still racists in this world, but they aren't very common. Come, join us in trying to live peaceful and happy. Let all that hatred go.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 03/01/13 - 07:34 am
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@myfather I appreciate your
Unpublished

@myfather
I appreciate your opinion. And, if it is based on your understanding of the differences between ideological and institutionalized racism and how it relates to police disparate use of force, we can continue the debate. However, given your claim that my observation is based on "hatred," I doubt that your opinion is grounded in empirical evidence.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/01/13 - 07:45 am
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Hit it Willie!!!
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My heroes have always been policemen,
And many still are today;
But bullies and egos,
And want a bee cowboys,
Can sometimes get in the way;

My heroes have always been policemen,
And many still are today;
Wife beaters and cheaters,
Some say doughnut eaters,
But hey, they don't get no pay;

JRC2024
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JRC2024 03/01/13 - 11:12 am
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Gobbly Gook from palmetto1008

Gobbly Gook from palmetto1008 this morning. Shameful, no race was ever mentioned or even hinted.

SPARKSTER83
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SPARKSTER83 03/01/13 - 10:18 am
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Playing the race card again
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Playing the race card again SMH!!!

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 03/01/13 - 11:14 am
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I mentioned it at 4:15 p.m.
Unpublished

I mentioned it at 4:15 p.m. yesterday, JRC2024.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/01/13 - 01:27 pm
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Empirical evidence is NOT

Empirical evidence is NOT evidence at all, besides your own observations or beliefs, which are probably already ingrained in you; police are bad, police are racist, police are oppressors, etc.

You, nor anyone else can say without doubt that had this person been black, he would have been shot. That is a ridiculous assumption and no matter how much you attempt to show yourself educated; it's still ridiculous. Can you prove your assumpton? If so, lets hear it. If not, then it should never have been said.

But hateful people, who believe the world is racist; will spout ANYTHING, proveable or not; to further their hateful agenda. Why? because it's THOSE people that are the true racist. They have HATE in their hearts and they ALWAYS think with race in their minds. If someone of the opposite race cuts them off, pulling into the gas station; it's about race. If they're walking into a store and the person in front of them doesn't hold the door, its about race.

If the police write them a ticket, its about race (Let's not think about the fact the last 6 people he wrote were of the officers race). If a person cuts them off in the buffet line; its about race. If someone interupts them while talking; it's about race. EVERYTHING is about race with these hateful people. They don't possess the slighest bit of common sense to understand these things happen to EVERYONE, DAILY!! These daily occurances aren't specifically about the color of their skin.

These people have got to find some way of letting their hatred go. Maybe listen to Herman Cain's radio program from time to time or something. Regardless of what you do; find a way to lose the hatred. You can't lump all people of any race or career, into the same category.

Darby
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Darby 03/01/13 - 04:52 pm
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"institutionalized racism and how it relates.....

to police disparate use of force"
.

Institutionalized racism is nonexistent. It's a creation of the left to keep racism foremost in the minds of their base. Have you noticed that that just about any time a black man is accused of a crime, SOMEONE is going to yell racism? (BTW, they really mean bigotry, but that's another story.)

It's simply a crutch to prop up the disgusting race baiting tactics and bankrupt policies of the progressive left. There is NO real basis for it, but it sure does help explain away so many of the failures of the Democrat agenda.

I’m Tired of hearing about Jim Crow, and crap like the uttering of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee "I stand here as a freed slave”… while government workers wait on her hand and foot, at taxpayer expense. She and other DC parasites wine and dine in luxury that few of us, black, white or whatever can only dream of and at the same time, complains of her “slavery”.

Institutionalized racism is such a natural way out for losers. They don't need to take responsibility for themselves because "the man" is out to get them. As long as the tactic works, it will feed off of itself and continue to grow.

When that phony racism chip is removed from our shoulders, we stand at least a chance of living and working together to make this country into the magnificent monument to human achievement that it could and should be.

On the other hand, as long as some insists on some sort of "payback" for what happened one hundred and fifty to two hundred years ago, we are going nowhere.

Just exercising a little First Amendment right here. Fed-up to the teeth with being called a racist by people who don't even understand the concept.

Darby
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Darby 03/01/13 - 04:57 pm
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" I doubt that your opinion is grounded....

in empirical evidence."
.
That's probably because empirical evidence really isn't evidence at all, just based on observation and what you take away from that observation.

reader123
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reader123 03/01/13 - 05:44 pm
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What in the world does this

What in the world does this have to do with race? This is ONLY about a very unstable man STALKING his former wife. How about instead of bringing race into this, lets put more awareness on the seriousness of a three time stalking history. What about victim safety? I mean, this obviously has been going on for many years if he was previously convicted in 2011- meaning it had to have started in 2010. Thank God she was not killed by this drunk lunatic that once was a respected member of law enforcement. Well Tim, those days of being respected are long over. I pray for the victim- maybe she can finally have some peace with him locked away. I am thankful this story didn't have an entirely different ending with the coroners office being called.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 03/01/13 - 09:11 pm
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Nothing exclaims "LOSER!"

... like crying racism in every situation.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/02/13 - 07:24 am
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I've asked a question MANY

I've asked a question MANY times, and have yet to get an answer from people like palmetto; because the answer wouldn't propel their agenda.

The question is; can you name me a single Country in the world with ZERO history of oppressive behavior, such as slavery? They refuse to answer because they know the answer and it doesn't support their agenda.

The fact is, 200 years ago HUMANITY in general was FAR different than today. The thought process of human beings had evolved (Somewhat, because we are still killing unborn children) from those barbaric days. But, the BARBARIANISM in those days wan't reserved only for AMERICA, it was world wide. But you won't hear this from people like palmetto, because it wouldn't help their argument. Read about the history of Africa in those days, THEY were the ones kidknapping their own people and bringing them here to sell. If a village rebelled, every single member of that village was slaughtered, including the children.

Blaming ONLY the people here that were buying them; is like blaming ONLY the drug addict for the drug problem and giving the drug dealer a complete pass. The fact is, there is plenty of blame to go around; the sellers and the buyers. But again, you won't hear a word about this from the left.

They argue the history of America is barbaric, which portions are indeed; but my problem is they act as if barbarianism was ONLY in America, which just isn't true. But as I said, their hearts are full of hatred and until THEY find a way to release that hatred and move on, those individuals will be stuck in that hatred. Sad, very sad.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 03/02/13 - 11:50 pm
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Do I really care what people

Do I really care what people like palmetto thing. NO. I am tired of it and do not worry about it just like most I suspect.

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