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Springfield shooting: Alleged gunman faced previous stalking accusations

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

Eric Sirons Staff photo by Marshall Gorby
Eric Sirons Staff photo by Marshall Gorby

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.

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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.”

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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.

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

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