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Times-News: Suspect Accused of Terrorizing Woman, Poisoning Dogs


Christopher Gonzales, 31, is charged with first-degree stalking.
  • Christopher Gonzales, 31, is charged with first-degree stalking.

A Twin Falls man faces a preliminary hearing Friday, Sept. 25 after police said he terrorized a woman he first met on an Internet dating site.

Prosecutors said the suspect used as many as eight different phones with blocked numbers to send hundreds of texts to the unidentified woman. Prosecutors added the man ultimately poisoned the woman's dogs and threatened to rape her.

The Twin Falls Times-News reports Christopher Gonzales, 31, would send anonymous, terrorizing messages to the woman then show up at the victim's doorstep to console her.

Twin Falls police said an investigation begun in May uncovered dozens of text messages and as many as 84 voice messages, which included heavy breathing, that were traced to the suspect. It wasn't until August the woman told police Gonzales might be the suspect. Finally, police said two security cameras in the woman's backyard caught images of a man dressed in clothes that were later found in Gonzales' home. During a search of Gonzales' home, officials said they found numerous Internet searches for child pornography. 

The Times-News reports Gonzales has been charged with first-degree stalking and was ordered held on $150,000 bond, pending his Sept. 25 court hearing.