Girl Says She Is "Terrorized" By Myles Stout

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In an amended order of protection petition, a 19-year-old girl said Myles Stout continues to stalk her and she is being "terrorized" by him.

The girl said Stout has continued to call and text her and come around her, though she said she and her family have told him repeatedly not to contact her.

And she said her father had to drive Stout back home from Gatlinburg after he allegedly threatened to cut her brother after getting mad at him over a card game.

Stout, 22, is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of reckless homicide in the shooting death of 18-year-old Myles Compton. 

The girl also said that Stout stole the A off the Hunter Museum of American Art sign "because the letter reminded him of her." Her first name starts with an A.

She said her family was acquainted with Stout's family prior to August 2010, and she became re-acquainted with him in early August of that year when she ran into him at a retail store. She said he soon let it be known that he wanted to become romantically involved with her and he needed to speak with her father about his intentions.

The petition said Stout began coming over to her house, but her father advised him they could not become romantically involved and made him aware of the family's religious views. It says Stout was invited to go with the family to Gatlinburg over Labor Day weekend 2010. The petition says on the first night he became belligerent and the girl's father had to take him on a drive to calm him down. It says the father then drove him home after the alleged cutting threat in which Stout became "increasingly ugly" to the girl and her family and the father immediately stopped the game and sent everyone to bed.

The girl said she afterward received a call that Stout was involved in a fight at a Bi-Lo and that "the fight was the result of respondent asking a friend of his not to reveal to petitioner that respondent was sexually involved with other females."

She said she found Stout "in a drunken agitated state" and that he and his friend got into a fist fight in front of her.

The petitioner says Stout begged the girl to give him another chance, saying he was really trying to change his life. The girl said, without telling her parents, she resumed communication with Stout. She said when her parents found out they took away her phone, computer and car keys and that her father told Stout in a lengthy email to have no further communication with his daughter.

It says the girl had to take a leave of absence from her downtown job and change her cellphone number because of problems with Stout. It says Stout got her new number and resumed sending her multiple texts, including many in the middle of the night.

The girl said the day after Stout was arrested in the Compton slaying, she received a call from an unfamiliar number. "Petitioner answered the call and was advised by the caller that (Stout) wanted the caller to contact her and tell her that if anything ever happened to (Stout) that the caller was to get in touch with her and let her know."

She said while Stout was in jail he contacted her asking her to forgive him and professing his love for her.

The girl said she and her mother in the summer of 2011 ran into Stout downtown and he again apologized. She said he then resumed texting her. She said she also got numerous texts from Stout when he was at a camp in Florida and when he got back to town.

The petition said the girl finally responded to Stout and they discussed how he could approach her parents and apologize. She said Stout stated "how God had changed him and that he was not going back to his former lifestyle."

She said she soon found that Stout "had not changed and his lifestyle was still the same. Specifically, his need for alcohol, his foul language and resorting to fighting once again surfaced." She said he spoke about his hatred for her family and the problems they had caused him.

The girl said in February 2012 she told Stout to cease all communications with her. She said that was the last time she responded to Stout until asked to do so by the sheriff's office at the time of taking out the order of protection.

She said she again had to quit her job because he would show up at her work.

The girl said she recently went on a medical missions trip. She said she arrived home at 11 a.m. and three hours later - at 2 a.m. - she got a text from Stout.    

 


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