MARICOPA — Tyler Anderson, 21, of Maricopa was arrested Jan. 16 after allegedly stalking a woman.

About 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 Maricopa Police received a call from a woman saying that a suspicious person was at her house on North Kari Lane.

The woman told police she “believed her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Anderson, who has previously trespassed from her property, was in her backyard,” a MPD probable cause statement reads.

The woman said she has a protection order against him and her home was listed as a protected address on the order.

Police arrived and set up a perimeter around the house.

“Tyler (Anderson) was heard jumping the east gate, which was locked. An MPD officer made contact with Tyler as he stood directly in front of the gate on the protected property which he just jumped from the backyard to the front yard,” the officer wrote.

Anderson was read his rights and then allegedly confessed to the trespassing, according to court records. When asked if the protection order was a deterrent, police reported he replied, “I wish it was a deterrent.”

He allegedly admitted multiple times that his “impulsive behavior” had caused him to trespass and watch the woman.

According to court records, this is the third time Anderson was caught trespassing in the woman's backyard.

Anderson was transported and booked into the Pinal County jail on charges of stalking, aggravated harassment, interfering with judicial proceedings and criminal trespassing.

He was later released on a $5,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in Pinal County Superior Court on Friday.

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Jim Headley is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and justice around Pinal County. He can be reached at jheadley@pinalcentral.com.

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