Man found with knives, garrote, charged with stalking woman in Cape Coral
Denes Husty III • email@example.com • May 17, 2010
4:12 P.M. A man who Cape Coral police said was carrying knives and a garrote strangling device in his backpack has been charged with stalking the mother of his child.
Jason Alexander Durand, 34, of Cape Coral, is charged with aggravated stalking, carrying concealed weapons, loitering and prowling and possessing drugs without prescriptions. He is being held without bond in the Lee County Jail.
Durand was arrested after homeowners called police early Sunday morning to say that there was a suspicious on man on a bicycle in front of their house staring at them.
Police stopped Durand in the area of Northwest 35th Avenue.
Officers said they found a length of hose, with metal weights on each end, in the waistband of his pants. Police said they found antidepressant pills, two knives with four interchangeable blades and a box cutter in his backpack.
Officers said they also found a garrote, a wire and rope with a stick fastened to each end, in Durand’s backpack. The device, said officers, is used to strangle people.
Officers also found a global positioning system device in Durand’s pocket with the address of the mother of his child.
Durand told them that he planned to go to the woman’s home, knock on the door, and beat up her brother so that he could talk to her, reports state.
The woman told officers that she and Durand separated eight years ago and that she was afraid of him.