Man arrested after parking vehicle in ex’s front yard

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A man is accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and causing damage to her family’s front yard Sunday. 

Emond K. Kimbrough, 32, was charged with Threatening and Intimidating, Criminal Damage and Disorderly Conduct in Sunday’s incident, according to police. 

At 4:37 p.m., officers were dispatched to a home in Cobblestone Farms for a report of threatening behavior. The homeowner who called 911 stated his daughter’s ex-boyfriend, Kimbrough, was threatening to drive to his home, according to a probable cause statement. 

The caller then advised that Kimbrough was out front, kicking the front door, police said. 

Officers arrived on scene and talked with both Kimbrough and the homeowner. 

According to the probable cause statement, the homeowner played a 27-minute recorded phone call between Kimbrough and his ex-girlfriend from about 3 p.m., about an hour-and-a-half earlier. In the recording, Kimbrough can be heard saying to his former girlfriend: “I’m literally going to try my hardest to choke your b**** a** out.” 

The homeowner showed police surveillance camera footage from about 6:30 p.m. that showed Kimbrough parking his vehicle in the front yard, running over a bush and cracking a large decorative landscaping boulder, said the probable cause statement, which noted Kimbrough can also be seen in the video smacking the outside of the house with a window squeegee and kicking the front door several times. 

The homeowner told police he feared for his family’s safety and took them upstairs and held a bat for his protection, while waiting for the police to arrive, police said. 

According to police, Kimbrough was asked about the recorded phone call and told officers he was telling his ex-girlfriend that he could be crazy with her but did not threaten her because he wasn’t like that. 

Kimbrough was arrested and booked on the charges into Pinal County Jail, where he remained as of Monday afternoon.