By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man faces an additional criminal charge after stalking a man he allegedly pointed a firearm at a week earlier.
Jeremy Joe Jones, 26, 3495 W. CR 100S, Warsaw, is charged with stalking, a level 6 felony.
On April 23, a Warsaw Police officer went to a Pizza Hut location in Warsaw to speak with a man about a possible stalking incident. The man told the officer that he was on his way to Pizza Hut with his family when he noticed a white Chevy Malibu following him into the parking lot. As the man parked his vehicle, the Chevy Malibu passed extremely close to his vehicle. The man then noticed it was Jones driving the vehicle. When officers arrived at the scene, Jones entered a Dollar General store and allegedly made an obscene gesture toward the man.
Jones was arrested on April 16 for intimidating and pointing a firearm at the man. In addition, on April 21, the man contacted police to report that Jones was driving outside of his residence in a white Chevy Malibu. According to court documents, the man was very concerned about Jones’ behavior due to the recent incident with Jones pointing a gun at him. The man also told officers that he is afraid for his safety and his family’s safety.
Officers then found Jones at Dollar General. Jones allegedly told officers he drove to the store after picking up food. He denied intentionally driving by the man and acted vaguely about his arrest on April 16. Jones also denied even knowing the man.
Officers noticed that the way the parking lot was designed, Jones would have had to go out of his way to drive close to the man’s vehicle. Jones told officers that when they entered the parking lot there were more cars and that is why they drove the way they did.
Currently, Jones has three active criminal cases, one being the intimidation and pointing a firearm case that occurred on April 16. Jones is also on bond for a drug possession case; he is also on bond for a fraud, forgery and theft case.
For the stalking incident, Jones was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on April 30.