Charlotte County deputy spends one night in jail after stalking arrest

Reporter: Emma Heaton
David Motz

A Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been released from jail after being arrested for stalking a woman in North Port.

Deputy David Motz, who is now on administrative leave, faces charges for aggravated stalking.

According to an arrest affidavit, Motz threatened the woman, telling her she would end up like Denise Amber Lee, who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 2008.

Motz was released on Thursday after a judge set bail at $1,500. The judge also said Motz is to have no contact with the woman he is accused of stalking.

The mother of the woman who came forward with the stalking claims said she fears Motz might come after them.

Even though Motz agreed to stay away from the woman, the woman’s mother doesn’t think he will do it.

Her daughter told police she endured months of unwanted phone calls, emails and unannounced visits.

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