Alleged stalker’s return ends in police chase

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MILTON, Ga. – A domestic dispute on Hopewell Grove Drive turned into a police chase Feb. 2 when a suspected stalker fled from police.

Police were called about 7 p.m. by the ex-girlfriend of Lyle James Geisler, 53, of Hopewell Grove Drive, Milton.

Although he had a restraining order to stay away from her, the woman said Geisler was seen in her driveway. Geisler already had a warrant for his arrest from a stalking incident of the girlfriend two days prior.

Two officers in separate cars arrived at the woman’s home located in a cul-de-sac minutes after the call was made. They saw no sign of Geisler.

However Geisler soon appeared at the entrance of the cul-de-sac in his Dodge Durango, and when he saw the police, turned around. The police quickly boxed in the vehicle with their blue lights flashing. Instead of getting out his truck, Geisler allegedly backed into one police car and then escaped, hitting another vehicle in the process.

Police gave chase as he turned onto Francis Road and then Ga. 9. Geisler finally pulled over a few minutes later just south of Crooked Creek.

Geisler was taken from his truck and arrested.

In his truck, police found “multiple empty 16-ounce beer cans” within easy reach of the driver. One can still had liquid in it and was cold.

Geisler was charged with aggravated stalking, aggravated assault on an officer, obstruction, fleeing police, criminal damage, DUI, driving with an open container, failure to maintain lane and hit and run.

As of Feb. 3, he remains in Fulton County jail without bond.