A Bridgeport man is facing multiple charges, including first-degree stalking, after his estranged wife told police he violated a protective order.

Darien police contacted Vallie King, 41, of Bridgeport, and advised him of an arrest warrant. When he did not turn himself in, Darien police contacted Bridgeport police, who picked up King on the warrant.

The charges stem from a complaint received on June 29 from King's estranged wife at her place of employment on Old Kings Highway North. Police said the wife explained that she has a protective order against King stemming from a prior domestic violence incident where King was arrested. The woman explained that on June 29 she observed King watching her while she was at the Dunkin' Donuts at the Bridgeport bus terminal. When she arrived at work in Darien, she said she had received a voicemail message from King and was advised by a co-worker that King was observed walking around the office parking lot. The woman also told police she received several text messages from King throughout the morning.

According to police, the activities violated the protective order and an arrest warrant was issued.

He was charged with first-degree stalking, second-degree harassment and violation of a protective order.

He was held in lieu of a $10,000 bond, and appeared in court July 6.

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