Skip to comments.Man carried gun, machete, Valentine's Day card as he stalked Emmaus woman, police say
Posted on 02/08/2013 1:00:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
A Montgomery County man accused of stalking his estranged wife was wearing body armor and carrying weapons Monday when Emmaus police pulled him over as he was following her to work, court records say.
Flint Andrew Staton had a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a stun baton, a machete, a variety of knives, a baseball bat, brass knuckles and other weapons in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, records said.
Officers found 39 "pieces of paper depicting various forms of violence and killing," a Valentine's Day card bearing the message "A Promise for My Wife," handcuffs, a black, stiletto-heeled shoe, duct tape, several boxes of gloves and a ski mask in Staton's 1997 Toyota Avalon, records said.
The 30-year-old Perkiomenville, Pa., man is not allowed to have weapons and is required to stay away from his wife, borough resident Anne Staton, because she has two protection-from-abuse orders against him, records say. Flint Staton allegedly told police they might find a gun in his car, but records don't say what he planned to do with it or the other items officers found.
Police charged him with firearms not to be carried without a license, possessing instruments of crime and persons not to possess firearms, as well as stalking, prohibited offensive weapons and harassment, records say. He was arraigned tonight by District Judge David M. Howells Jr. and sent to Lehigh County Prison in lieu of posting $1 million bail.
Anne Staton told borough police Jan. 31 that she suspected Flint Staton followed her to work each morning, records say. She described him to officers, who on Monday spotted his sedan trailing her at 5:15 a.m. in the first block of Main Street, records say.
Flint Staton, of the 200 block of Fulmer Road, has violated Anne Staton's PFA orders three times in the last year, records say. Earlier this month, he was charged with stalking and related offenses for allegedly calling and texting his wife repeatedly.
The search of Flint Staton's car also yielded pepper spray, a stick handle with a screw protruding from it, ammunition for the gun, arrowheads, a Kevlar helmet, cable restraints, a couple of wigs, a notebook that belongs to Anne Staton and his PFA paperwork, police said.
Officers found computer equipment, camera equipment, a cellphone, binoculars, walkie-talkies and other materials in the car, as well.
Staton's preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 14 before Howells.
Just remember, there’s a very thin line between love and a restraining order.
All set for a lovely Valentines Day with your sweetheart?
A loaded .40 caliber handgun: CHECK
a stun baton: CHECK
a machete: CHECK
a variety of knives: CHECK
a baseball bat: CHECK
brass knuckles: CHECK
and other weapons in his vehicle;: CHECK
39 “pieces of paper depicting various forms of violence and killing: CHECK
a Valentine’s Day card bearing the message “A Promise for My Wife,”: CHECK
a black, stiletto-heeled shoe: CHECK
duct tape: CHECK
several boxes of gloves: CHECK
and a ski mask: CHECK
Well gee. This list looks pretty complete to me. What else is missing for a lovely and intimate Valentines Day?
OMIGOD. He had a GUN????
Stalking. When two people take a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows it . . .
I LOVE THIS HAPPY ENDING! Man, so often all we have to read about is the murder/suicide when this stuff happens. So HAPPY he was caught ahead of time!
And, Laz? I will be your Valentine from afar. No need to go to these lengths, LOL!
"An indictment was unsealed today charging Flint Andrew Staton, 40, of Reading, Pennsylvania, with wire fraud. The indictment arises from Statons consistently overstating his income to qualify for financing of luxury cars, after which he defaulted, according to United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. To date, he has allegedly caused a loss of $119,167.46 to the car financing companies.
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment, a three-year term of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alexander T.H. Nguyen.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
... also yielded pepper spray, a stick handle with a screw protruding from it, ammunition for the gun, arrowheads, a Kevlar helmet, cable restraints, a couple of wigs, a notebook that belongs to Anne Staton and his PFA paperwork, police said.
But, oddly, no chainsaw.
Well, obviously a chainsaw. Duh.
Man! I don’t even know what some of those things are!
Course I’ve never been over to Laz’s house to play with his toys, so....
The police talked to his neighbors, who responded that he was a peaceful man, never made any trouble, pretty quiet.
Sounds like this dude and diaper wearing astronaut woman are made for each other.
That second PFA should have been a loaded Colt forty-five with two spare magazines!
Ping list, POE? Also look at #9 - seems this clown's got issues!! lol
Police did not immediately disclose that several badly soiled diapers had been found bundled into an industrial grade t-shirt launcher.
That’s just wrong on a lot of levels.
"I gotta get organizized."