Posted: 11:29 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

St. Cloud police sergeant arrested, charged with stalking ex-girlfriend

Sgt. John Nettles
Sgt. John Nettles

ST. CLOUD, Fla. —

St. Cloud police officials said a sergeant has been arrested after he harassed his ex-girlfriend, who is a fellow police officer.

After opening an investigation, Sgt. John Nettles of the St. Cloud Police Department was arrested and charged with stalking early Saturday morning.

"I'm in my room. I am armed right now. I don't know what he's going to do," St. Cloud police officer Jennifer Hoyos said in a 911 call.

Hoyos is Nettles' ex-girlfriend and made that call from her home after he allegedly wouldn't stop banging on her door and harassing her.

"My ex-boyfriend is here. I've been text messaged that he's trying to commit suicide. He came here, he keeps knocking at my door, he won't go away," Hoyos said during the call.

Reports said Nettles repeatedly harassed Hoyos despite being told by his captain to leave her alone.

Initially St. Cloud police said they didn't plan on a formal internal investigation into Nettles alleged actions. Capt. Bret Dunn advised the reporting officer "he did not feel there was enough for a criminal investigation," according to the incident report.

The police chief told Channel 9 that had changed Friday and by Saturday Nettles had been charged with misdemeanor stalking. He was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

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