Police sergeant who has cancer accused of stalking, burglary
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.