SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - After he allegedly violated the conditions of a protective order, a Shelbyville man who allegedly threatened a family member on Dec. 17, 2016, and was found to be in possession of seven loaded gun has also been charged with a felony stalking charge.
Eric John Bremer, 54, was arrested on Jan. 19, and charged with two third-degree felonies - stalking and violation of a protective order. Although no bail amount was set for the violation of a protective order charge, bail was set at $4,000 for the stalking charge.
Bremer was booked into the Shelby County Jail on Dec. 18, 2017, on a second-degree felony criminal intent to murder charge. He was released from the jail later that day after he posted a bail amount of $45,000.
According to the complaint for the violation of a protective order charge, a Shelby County Sheriff's Office went to check out a report about a disturbance at a home on County Road 2481 at about 11:10 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2016.
The victim told the deputy that Bremer, her husband, was making threats to "kill her" and that "he was on his way to the residence." While the deputy was on scene talking to the woman, she showed him numerous threatening messages from Bremer, and the suspect actually drove by the home, the affidavit stated.
The deputy followed Bremer and pulled his vehicle over at a nearby trailer park.
After he got out of his vehicle, Bremer was handcuffed and put in the back of the deputy's patrol unit, according to a press release.
The deputy found one pistol in Bremer's waistband, and two others were found in his pockets, the press release stated. When the SCSO deputy asked if there were any more weapons in the vehicle, Bremer told him a shotgun was in it.
However, a search of Bremer's vehicle revealed four additional guns - two rifles, a shotgun, and another pistol.
"Each weapon located had one round chambered with a full complement of ammunition," the press release stated.
As a result of Bremer's arrest, on Dec. 18, 2016, a Shelby County judge issued a protective order that banned Bremer threatening or harassing his wife, the complaint stated. Bremer allegedly received a copy of the order on the same day.
However, Bremer posted something in a local newspaper on Jan. 18 that was directed to a "protected individual." The message contained many "harassing, threatening, and disconcerting messages." Part of the message stated, "I went back and cleaned off the path for your walk of fear."
When the SCSO deputy spoke to Bremer's wife to make sure she was OK, he learned that Bremer had also been violating the protective order by sending her texts and e-mails with additional "harassing, threatening, and disconcerting messages."