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Accused stalker runs from law
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Arnaldo Cabrera

A man has been arrested for allegedly stalking a woman and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase.

Arnaldo Davila Cabrera, 42, has been charged with stalking, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, three counts of aggravated assault, and resisting stop, halt or frisk. Those charges were levied against him Thursday and stem from reports of a “suspicious person” outside a home on Swan Mill Road.

“I responded to a Swan Mill Road home to a suspicious person with a gun,” said deputy Billy Joe Crouch. “The suspect was gone before my arrival.”

First on the scene was investigator Aaron Roberts, who spoke to the complainant who reported the man “brandished a gun” at them.

“I made contact with the vehicle matching the description on Grove Road,” said Crouch. “It was occupied by a male driver. The vehicle was backed into a yard. I told him to get out of the vehicle and he shouted, ‘No.’ The vehicle started down Grove Road toward Viola Road.” 

A pursuit began.

“The pursuit continued down Viola Road into Coffee County on Highway 127 South. The vehicle continued at a very high rate of speed reaching over 100 mph. He overtook several vehicles on hills and curves driving recklessly,” said Crouch. 

While in Coffee County, deputies attempted to use spike strips on Hillsboro Highway and Harpo Road. Those efforts failed. 

Cabrera circled back to Warren County and into Viola, where he stopped and peacefully surrendered. 

“After the male was identified as Arnaldo Cabrera, (the female victim) stated that she had some issues every day with him at Walmart where she works,” said Crouch. “She said he would come almost every day and say things to her. Most of this she couldn’t understand. He would also make sexual comments to her.”

This is the second time Cabrera has been accused of evading law enforcement in 2021. In January, he was taken into custody by Warren County Sheriff’s Department on Manchester Highway and charged with reckless driving, evading arrest, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, and possession of methamphetamine. That chase started in Coffee County and continued into Warren. 

Cabrera’s first court appearance for these latest charges has been set for Oct. 12. He is being held without bond.