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Sunday, January 18, 2009

[CO] Update on Officer Stafford stalking, official misconduct case

...Police also took 13 guns from Stafford’s home, including rifles, pistols and a shotgun...

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[CO] Officer Stafford arrested: Harassment, stalking, official misconduct & criminal mischief related to dv - ...Stafford has posted a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and was released Wednesday. Police also took 13 guns from Stafford's home for safe keeping, including rifles, pistols and a shotgun...

LAFAYETTE POLICE OFFICER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO HARASSMENT/STALKING
www.coloradodaily.com
By Heath Urie
Thursday, January 15, 2009
[Excerpts] A Lafayette police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he gave his ex’s new boyfriend a traffic ticket, kept both under “surveillance” and damaged the hood of her car during an argument. James Edward Stafford, 34, was arrested by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office in July on suspicion of stalking, a felony, harassment, official misconduct and criminal mischief related to domestic violence. On Thursday, Stafford’s attorney, Michael T. Lowe, arranged for a three-day jury trial beginning June 22... Stafford, while driving an unmarked Lafayette police truck equipped with warning sirens, gave the woman’s boyfriend a ticket for weaving. Stafford then sent the woman a text message that said, “Your boyfriend just received a ticket, ha ha,” according to the arrest affidavit... In June, the woman told police, Stafford called her boss at Sonic and told him to fire her because she was stealing money and dating an employee. She also told police Stafford sent her text messages while she was at work that indicated he was watching her. Stafford remains free on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. Police also took 13 guns from Stafford’s home, including rifles, pistols and a shotgun. [Full article here]

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