Casper police arrested a man after he allegedly violated a protection order and placed a GPS tracker on a woman’s vehicle.
Court documents further allege that police found multiple firearms, body armor and armor-piercing ammunition at Jacob Karl Babcock’s residence.
Babcock is charged with felony stalking, violation of a protection order and interference, according to documents filed in Natrona County District Court. If convicted of the stalking charge, he could face up to 10 years behind bars.
He has not had a chance to enter a plea to the charges.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, a woman with whom Babcock had been romantically involved contacted Casper police in early September and said Babcock violated a protection order.
The woman told police she learned Babcock was in possession of numerous firearms despite the protection order.
Before the woman contacted police, she was at a park with her children when she watched Babcock arrive in the parking lot and begin watching them. At some point, he allegedly yelled, “I know who you are,” before accelerating his vehicle toward the woman’s parked vehicle.
Babcock watched the woman ask witnesses for help and drove away, the affidavit states.
But when the woman was driving home, she saw Babcock pull up behind her, according to the affidavit.
Fearing for her safety, the woman told police she sped up and ran several stop signs out of fear, court documents state. Babcock did the same, but the woman was able to temporarily lose him.
A short time later, the affidavit states, the woman saw Babcock driving at her head-on, but was able to turn abruptly and again lose Babcock.
However, when she arrived at her residence, Babcock was sitting outside watching her. Then he drove off.