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Dallas officer arrested after barrage of calls

July 25, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — A twice-arrested Dallas police officer is accused of violating a protection order when he contacted a woman he dated and subjected her to a barrage of early morning phone calls, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.

Dallas police said Officer Jerry Tames was arrested Monday and charged with repeated violation of a protective order. Court documents list his last name as “Tamez.” He was previously arrested on July 3 for harassment and an assault charge related to family violence.

The woman who had dated Tames made an “outcry of domestic violence” to a detective during an interview last month, according to the affidavit. The interview then led to the charges against the officer.

After his arrest, Tames was served with an emergency protection order that barred him from communicating with the woman “directly or indirectly in a threatening or harassing manner,” the court documents said. It also prohibited Tames from going within 500 feet of the woman’s residence.

Yet the woman reported that Tames called her 13 times within a 41-minute span Saturday morning, according to the affidavit. Five of the phone calls were recorded and the woman reported telling Tames to stop stalking and harassing her.

In some of the recorded calls, Tames would refer to himself in the third person and said he was not harassing her.

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