GPD: Man followed ex-girlfriend to police station

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5:17 p.m.

A man chased a former girlfriend from her job, through a busy Gainesville intersection and into the police department parking lot before being arrested elsewhere for stalking, according to a report.

Jeremye Clifton Robinson, 24, of Gainesville showed up as the woman and another person were leaving the woman's place of employment on Northeast Waldo Road around 11 p.m. Monday, according to an Alachua County Sheriff's Office report.

Robinson and the woman had ended a yearlong relationship the day before, the report states, and the woman didn't want to talk to him.

As she and the witness drove away, Robinson pulled in front of their vehicle to block them, then got out and banged on a window of the vehicle, demanding to talk to the woman, the report states.

The woman and her companion drove around Robinson's vehicle and he followed them west on Northeast 16th Avenue before they stopped at a red light at Main Street.

When Robinson again got out and banged on the window, demanding to talk to the woman, they drove through the red light.

Eventually, they drove into the parking lot of the Gainesville Police Department on Northwest Eighth Avenue, where Officer Jacob Sowards saw Robinson and the victim arguing.

As the officer approached them, Robinson began to walk back to his car and got in as Sowards told him to stop.

He backed up the car, even as Sowards hit the hood of the vehicle and told Robinson to stop, the report states. Robinson drove off and was arrested on N. County Road 225 by an Alachua County sheriff's deputy.

Robinson told authorities he followed the victim to GPD but he never got out of his car or banged on the other vehicle. He said he fled the parking lot because he "got spooked'' by Sowards' flashlight.

Robinson was arrested on charges of stalking and resisting arrest without violence. He was being held at the Alachua County jail on $4,000 bond.

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