Stalking victim details events prior to Inverness shooting

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. - The 2012 affidavit for an arrest warrant for Christopher Lyle Fields, 27,  details alleged events after Fields and his girlfriend broke up.

According to the affidavit dated June 14, 2012, Fields and the woman were involved in an intimate relationship between Sept. 2009 and Jun 2011, when Fields left her.  They were living together and one day, when she came home from work, she found Fields had packed up and left.  She didn't hear from him for about four months "and then the incidents started," the affidavit states.

On Oct. 10, 2011, the ex-girlfriend reported that her tires were slashed and the words "Sleaze," "Vain," User" and " Fake" were scratched into the vehicle.

On Oct. 18, 2011, the ex-girlfriend reported that a nude photograph of her had been posted to a light post at her place of work with her phone number and home address listed.  The photo and personal information was also posted at strip clubs, she said. The woman reported the photo was taken by Fields when they were in a relationship. She told deputies she believed Fields was stalking her because he was the only one who had the photo and the personal information about her.  She also told deputies she was scared he would do something to her or her family.

In January 2012, the woman told investigators she received a call from Fields who told her she was going to die and she didn't have much longer to live because she had a sexually transmitted disease.  She said Fields told her she needed to stop fooling around with whoever she was seeing and get herself checked. The phone call came from a medical office.  The woman told investigators she was checked by a doctor and didn't have any STD's.

In April 2012, the ex-girlfriend reported that she went to a dance class at a dance studio in the Cherry Creek Mall area and noticed that Fields was waiting for her in the parking lot.  She moved her car to a different area and came out of the dance studio with another girl and they both saw Fields circling the parking lot, apparently looking for her car.

On May 22, 2012, the ex-girlfriend of Fields told deputies she was 2 minutes away from work and Fields drove up next to her car, gave her the finger and was making sexual gestures toward her.  Five days later, the ex-girlfriend was notified by a security guard at her work that Fields was in the parking lot in his car.  She went to her car and waited and he eventually drove away. 

Three days later -- on May 30 -- the ex-girlfriend stated she arrived at work and Fields pulled up behind her car and blocked her in.  He stayed there until a security guard came out.

At that point the ex-girlfriend told deputies, "I am afraid for my life.  He keeps harrassmenting (sic) me at my job, slashing my tires and keying horrible words on it ... I am afraid it is going to escalate to him harming me."

The woman tried to get a restraining order against Fields issued several times but her request wasn't granted, although a temporary restraining order was put in place in June 2012 after Fields' mother and grandmother told Denver police Fields was screaming that he was going to kill the woman and stormed off.

The woman said she felt extremely threatened and intimidated.

"Christopher had told her before that he owned a gun although she has never seen it," the affidavit stated. 

She said that Fields had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism and that he has a temper.  She also said she bought pepper spray and changed her routes to and from work, as a result of his actions.

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