Sislo faces harassment charge after calling police officer's momA man accused of harassing a police officer’s mother over the phone — after the officer pulled him over for speeding — made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court earlier this month.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A man accused of harassing a police officer’s mother over the phone — after the officer pulled him over for speeding — made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court earlier this month.
Charles David Sislo, 38, faces one count felony stalking and one count misdemeanor telephone harassment stemming from an alleged Aug. 19 incident.
According to the criminal complaint:
Sgt. William Lear pulled Sislo over on a traffic stop. At the time, Sislo told Lear: “You tell your mom I know where she lives.”
About eight minutes after the traffic stop ended, Lear’s mother got a phone call. The caller asked if she had a son and daughter on the police department and she said she did.
The caller accused the police officers of harassment and said in retaliation the caller was going after Lear’s mother. The caller said he/she knew about her election to the county board, where she lived and that her home was up for sale. The caller said he/she knew Lear’s mother was retired and that he/she was going to go after her son’s wife and her daughter’s boyfriend.
The caller then ended the conversation by saying “have a nice day.”
Sislo was later arrested for a separate incident. A cell phone seized from Sislo was analyzed. It showed that a call was made to Lear’s mother’s number a few minutes after the traffic stop, with a *67 prior to the number. It also showed a call to AT&T Directory Assistance just prior to the call to Lear’s mother.
A text message from AT&T Directory Assistance was received by Sislo’s phone listing her number.
A $2,000 signature bond was ordered to cover both the harassment case and a separate case in which Sislo faces two counts felony misappropriate ID info-obtain money. He was ordered to have no contact with the victims from both cases as a condition of the bond. A preliminary hearing is the harassment case is scheduled for next week.
Sislo pleaded no contest earlier this month to a speeding citation issued Aug. 19, according to online court records.