Springfield shooting: Alleged gunman faced previous stalking accusations


The Springfield man who police say killed his wife and step-daughter before turning the gun on himself had a civil stalking protection order filed against him in 2002.

Eric Sirons, who police say killed Jennifer Sirons, 46, and Andrea Heiser, 21, Tuesday night at their Quinlan Court home, was the subject of stalking allegations, according to Clark County public records uncovered by the Springfield News-Sun. The request was eventually dismissed after the parties involved reached an agreement, the documents say.

READ: Springfield murder-suicide: Couple was going through divorce

The request also sought protection for the woman’s daughter.

“Eric Sirons came to my house on 9/4/02 at approximately 11:45 p.m. to 12 a.m.,” the request says. “This was immediately after a male friend had left my house. Eric rang my doorbell and saw me in the house.”

The woman said she called the sheriff’s office.

“He obviously watched my house,” the request says. “I am afraid to leave windows open for fear he will come in. I had to change my locks on doors.”

EXTRA: 3 dead in Springfield murder-suicide, police say

The request alleges Eric Sirons made numerous phone calls to the woman and followed her on dates, the request says.

“I also changed my cell phone number,” the report says.

The woman also alleged she received a note from him.

“A note from him on 6/2/02 states that he has a different plan for the ending (of) this relationship and that he deserves ‘the ultimate payday,’” the request says.

The protection order was dismissed on Sept. 25, 2002, by Clark County Magistrate Joel Salway after the parties reached an agreement, the court documents say. As part of the request’s dismissal, Eric Sirons was ordered to pay the court costs.

MORE: 3 killed in Springfield shooting

The Springfield News-Sun reached out to the woman who filed the request but she wasn’t immediately available for comment.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Crime

Recent high school grad found dead in submerged car in murky pond after week-long search
Recent high school grad found dead in submerged car in murky pond after week-long search

For six days, authorities combed Elbert and Madison counties in northeastern Georgia looking for any sign of Julie Ann Mosier.  >> Read more trending news  Mosier, 18, had been missing since July 12 when she went to visit a friend in the Bowman area, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. A massive search included a tricky stretch of...
Romance scams: How to spot, avoid a costly relationship
Romance scams: How to spot, avoid a costly relationship

“She said all the right things. I’m an older man, kind of lonely. I was looking for a change and she hit me at just exactly the right time.”  A Centerville man thought he found love, but now he knows it was a lie. He lost $800 in a romance scam and wants to warn others.  He requested to be known only as “Joe&rdquo...
Child endangerment charges against YouTube stars dropped, officials say
Child endangerment charges against YouTube stars dropped, officials say

Child endangerment charges against a West View, Pennsylvania, couple have been dropped, officials said. Isaac and Nicole Guest were charged in June after police said their two young sons were found by a good Samaritan on the side of a busy road. According to police, their mother was a block away at a park while their father was at home. The Guests...
‘Buckskin girl’s’ grave in Troy to get new headstone with her name
‘Buckskin girl’s’ grave in Troy to get new headstone with her name

A young woman found dead in a Miami County ditch known as the “buckskin girl” will finally have a headstone bearing her name. New genetic genealogy tools through the nonprofit DNA Doe Project led to the discovery of the woman’s identity: 21-year-old Marcia L. King of Little Rock, Arkansas, the Miami County sheriff announced in...
5 signs your relationship is toxic and hurting your mental health
5 signs your relationship is toxic and hurting your mental health

Everyone in a relationship knows how easy it is to accuse a partner of something they didn't do. It's their fault, you tell them, whether the spat is about towels on the bathroom floor, an angry mother-in-law or a missed restaurant reservation. >> Read more trending news  Sometimes you know you're wrong the second these words leave...
More Stories