Po­lice sergeant who has can­cer ac­cused of stalk­ing, bur­glary

The Dallas Morning News - - NORTH TEXAS - Liz Farmer

A Dal­las po­lice sergeant who has

made head­lines for his bat­tle with tongue can­cer is ac­cused of post­ing “omi­nous, fright­en­ing mes­sages to so­cial me­dia,” ac­cord­ing to an ar­rest war­rant is­sued on stalk­ing and bur­glary charges.

Gregory Ep­ley Jr., 42, turned him­self in Wed­nes­day to the Den­ton County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice for an Oc­to­ber in­ci­dent at his es­tranged wife’s house in Aubrey, about 20 miles north­east of Den­ton, Dal­las po­lice said Thurs­day.

Anna Ep­ley told au­thor­i­ties that she was in the process of ob­tain­ing a di­vorce and that the pro­ceed­ings had been hos­tile, ac­cord­ing to the war­rant is­sued Tues­day. Sheal­leged that he had­been stalk­ing and ha­rass­ing her for sev­eral months.

She also said his ac­tiv­ity on so­cial me­dia made her fear for her safety and the safety of her chil­dren.

Upon ques­tion­ing, au­thor­i­ties say, Gregory Ep­ley ad­mit­ted that in Oc­to­ber he and his girl­friend crawled through a bed­room win­dow that one of his daugh­ters opened since she didn’t have a key, the war­rant states.

Ep­ley, a 16-year vet­eran of the Dal­las Po­lice Depart­ment, is on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave pend­ing an investigation by the In­ter­nal Af­fairs Divi­sion.

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