St. Cloud Man Charged With Stalking Former Roommate
ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud man is accused of harassing his former roommate and threatening her multiple times after she declined to have a romantic relationship with him.
Forty-eight-year-old Timothy Smith is charged with felony stalking, felony threats of violence and felony drug possession.
A woman called police Sunday to report that Smith had been sending her threatening text messages and verbally threatening her over the phone after she moved out in November. She told police Smith said he was going to cut off her head and the heads of his sister and his niece. He also allegedly threatened to sodomize the woman's minor daughter.
The victim said the threats began after she told Smith she didn't want to be in a romantic relationship with him and that she only wanted to be friends.
Court records show police viewed numerous text messages from Smith where he was calling her vulgar names.
Officers went to Smith's address in the 700 block of East St. Germain Street and told Smith he was under arrest. The charging complaint says Smith allowed officers in to help him gather his belongings while he got dressed. Smith allegedly told police which coat he wanted from the closet at which time the officer searched the coat and discovered a pill bottle containing methamphetamine.
While en route to the jail, the officer noted Smith saying something indicating the woman would be dead.