A Solon, Iowa, man was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Wednesday in connection with incidents in September and December in which he allegedly falsely reported that his ex-girlfriend was driving recklessly while intoxicated, with an investigation discovering he allegedly attached a GPS tracking device to the woman’s vehicle.
Ryan Allen Fuller, 45, of 362 Aspen Court, Solon, Iowa, was charged with stalking and two counts of malicious prosecution.
The first incident occurred Sept. 18, 2020, at about 8:45 p.m., when Fuller allegedly called the West Des Moines Police Department and claimed the victim was driving “recklessly due to being intoxicated” near the Jordan Creek Walmart, according to court records.
In the course of call, Fuller “provided his name to the dispatcher and gave very precise directions of where this female and vehicle were located at.”
Fuller made a similar report Dec. 13, 2020, at about 4:30 p.m., again claiming the victim was driving “recklessly” and giving “very precise directions” as to the whereabouts of the victim’s vehicle, according to court records.
Law enforcement found the victim “inside Walmart, shopping, where she had been for about 45 minutes prior to the actual call being made.”
In the course of an investigation of Fuller’s reports, detectives of the West Des Moines Police Department “discovered” that Fuller “was tracking” the victim’s “location via a GPS unit that he had illegally installed on her vehicle, unbeknownst to her,” according to court records.
A warrant for Fuller’s arrest was ordered Jan. 25 and served Jan. 27. Fuller was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to his release on his own recognizance. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 18 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.