Cockerham says that she informed Chief Tim Gwyn and Officer Scott Vestal that Ellerbee violated the order numerous times. She informed them Ellerbee broke into her house to leave a note that he would kill her, dug graves for her and her children across the street from her house, threatened her daughter at her son’s daycare, and stalked her with his car. The officers dispute that Cockerham ever told them anything.
On November 19, 2002, Ellerbee fatally stabbed Cockerham’s 17-year-old daughter, Candace, and then stabbed Cockerham. A few days later, Ellerbee killed himself. The matter settled in June 2009. See: Cockerham-Ellerbee v. Town of Jonesville, 660 S.E.2d 178 (2008).
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Cockerham-Ellerbee v. Town of Jonesville
|Cite||660 S.E.2d 178 (2008)|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|