A man faces stalking charges after police said he had his ex-girlfriend’s car towed and abused her on several occasions, police said.
Gerald Max Fowler, 31, of the 2000 block of Pleasant Valley Drive in St. Charles, was charged Thursday with aggravated stalking.
St. Charles County prosecutors said that between July 1 and July 24, Fowler “harassed (the woman) by picking her up, throwing her into a wall, punching her, shoving her into a door, locking her in the bathroom, following her and family members, appearing at her place of business and harassing her and fellow workers.”
Wentzville Police said Fowler had been served with an order of protection, banning her from contacting or harassing the woman.
At about 3 p.m. Wednesday, the woman saw Fowler take her vehicle, which was parked in the 600 block of Blumhoff Avenue. She went outside to stop him, but he assaulted her and shoved her into an apartment door, police said.
Fowler got inside the 2007 Dodge Nitro and drove off, police said. The vehicle had her possessions, including a television, jewelry and children’s toys. The items were valued at about $1,735. Police said Fowler "has a vested interest" in the car, but the woman retained the vehicle after their breakup.
Police said Fowler drove the vehicle to the 500 block of Blumhoff Avenue and had the vehicle towed.
The woman told police she has been subpoenaed to appear on behalf of Fowler’s ex-wife, and Fowler threatened her that if she testifies, he will “make her life hell.”
Police said Fowler has “refused to obey the protection order against him.”
He also drove while his license was revoked, police said. He also faces charges in O’Fallon for driving while revoked.
Bail was set at $30,000 for Fowler, and he is to have no contact with the victim.