Deputies from the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Hwy. 211 residence, in reference to a possible TPO (temporary protective order) violation.
While en route to the scene, officers were advised that the victim had locked herself in the bathroom and her husband, Brian Crowe, was in the living room. The victim stated that she had a TPO against Crowe, but she had to get off the phone because he didn’t know she was calling 911.
Upon arrival, the victim told officers that Crowe was not at her home. Officers then noticed that the victim began shaking and was acting very nervous.
The victim was asked why she had called 911, and she stated that she had not called 911 that day.
Officers then asked central communications to call the phone number back they had received, and the victims phone began ringing but she did not answer. Officers then confirmed that the TPO against Crowe was still active. Officers then explained to the victim, that because of the nature of the call they were going to search her residence for Crowe, even though she had told them he was not there. Officers cleared the entire home, until they got to the back bedroom and upon inspection found a white male hiding under blankets curled up in the closet.
Officers immediately handcuffed the subject and he stated that he was Crowe and he knew that he was not supposed to be at the victim’s residence.
The victim then began yelling at police and ordering them to leave Crowe alone, and that she had invited him over to the residence.
Crowe was placed under arrest for aggravated stalking and transported to the Barrow County Detention Center.