Husband Stalks Wife with Machete, Guns and a Valentine, Police Say
Brass knuckles, a loaded gun and duct tape were among the items found with a Valentine from a husband to his wife, allegedly threatening 39 kinds of violence.
Roses are red. Violets are blue. A restraining order, might be good for you two.
A Perkiomenville man was arrested according to the Morning Call last week. His long list of charges stem from an event of "stalking" his wife, according to Emmaus Police.
Flint Andrew Staton, 30, of Perkiomenville, was reportedly following his wife to work to deliver his "Valentine." The problem? His Valentine card allegedly came complete with descriptions of violence.
According to the Inquisitr.com, the Valentine's Day card had 39 "pieces of paper depicting various forms of violence and killing." The card was entitled "A Promise for My Wife."
Staton's wife had called police on Jan. 30 to report he'd been following her to work. Police were able to pull him over, finding the card alongside items in "his possession [including] cable restraints, ammunition, wigs, knives, duct tape, binoculars, arrowheads, a machete, Kevlar military helmet, guns, a mask," said the report in the Inquisitr.
Staton also reportedly donned a kevlar vest, carried a baseball bat, a machete, brass knuckles and a loaded .40 caliber handgun, per Lehigh Valley Live.
The Morning Call reports Flint Staton "was taken into custody on an arrest warrant shortly after an Emmaus police officer watched him trail Anne Staton on her way to work Monday morning, according to court records."
Staton already had a two restraining orders (protection from abuse) filed against him, ordering him to steer clear of his wife, according to Lehigh Valley Live.
"Based on the totality of the circumstances, this wasn’t a casual following. I think he’s dangerous," said Sgt. Timothy Hoats, in a statement to the Call. The judge took the warning seriously and ordered that Staton be held on $1 million bail.
Staton, of the 200 block of Fulmer Road, has violated Anne Staton's PFA orders three times in the last year, records showed.
"Earlier this month, he was charged with stalking and related offenses for allegedly calling and texting his wife repeatedly," said the Live site.
He will await trial in prison. His scheduled court date for a preliminary hearing? Ironically, Feb. 14 -- Valentine's Day.