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Felony Threats and Stalking Result in Six Year Prison Term for District Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Showed Up at Victim’s Job Unannounced

            WASHINGTON – Eddie Tibbs, 34, of Washington, DC, was sentenced today to 73 months in prison for stalking, felony threats, felony destruction of property, misdemeanor destruction of property, and a civil protection order violation, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief Pamela Smith, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            In addition to the prison sentence, Superior Court Judge Erik Christian ordered Tibbs to serve three years of supervised release and a $500 payment to the fund established by the Victims of Violent Crime Compensation Act.

            Tibbs pleaded guilty on January 30, 2024.

            According to the government’s evidence, Tibbs and the victim are former romantic partners, whose relationship ended in 2020. For over a year, the defendant proceeded to stalk, threaten, and intimidate the victim after their relationship broke up. From 2021 until early 2023, the defendant engaged in criminal conduct which included calling the victim’s phone several times and leaving voicemails insisting on speaking with her. Tibbs also threw rocks through the victim’s bedroom window, vandalized her car, showed up at her job unannounced, and threatened her and her family’s life, through phone calls and texts messages from real and fake phone numbers and emails. Tibbs’ dangerous conduct persisted, even after the victim obtained a civil protection order and was forced to move from her residence.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Smith commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. They also expressed appreciation for the efforts of all of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Assistant U.S. Attorneys Molly K. Smith and Richard Kelley of the Domestic Violence Unit, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Updated March 29, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-278