Jack Allen Roberts, 34, who pleaded not guilty, remains in Shasta County jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Roberts, who was arrested Wednesday, is charged with 13 total felony counts, including stalking, first-degree residential burglary, vandalism, possession of flammable material for malicious use, corporal injury and battery.
He is tentatively due to have his preliminary hearing on April 21.
Roberts resigned from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office last year after he had fired a handgun inside his then Cottonwood residence in June, a law enforcement investigative report reveals.
In that report, which was made public Friday, Roberts, who was described by some witnesses as a “loose cannon,” had a long relationship with the Redding woman.
But, it said, she learned about three years ago that he was having an affair with a co-worker while he was working as a Tehama County sheriff’s deputy.
Attempts to save the relationship failed and she eventually met another man, the report noted.
According to the criminal complaint, the alleged stalking began around April 2008 and, despite restraining orders issued against him, continued until this month.
She told Redding police investigators last month that she was reluctant to move forward with the case because Roberts had been trying to get a job with a private contracting company to go to work in Iraq and work as an independent contractor.
“Victim stated if she went forward with this case, it may hinder his ability to get that job and he would remain here in Shasta County and continue to be a problem to her,” the Redding Police Department report says.
She said that she was also afraid of him, noting that he can have a violent temper, and feared what he might do to her and her boyfriend, it said.
She later changed her mind, it said, when she found one of her vehicles vandalized and believed he was the one responsible for it.
According to the report, which described a number of instances of physical and emotional abuse, the woman said that he once pushed her against a wall, placed his hands around her neck and began to choke her until her son intervened.
She said that he also, among other things, once pushed her down and slammed her head against the ground.