KING CITY — King City resident Angel Ramirez Garcia has been sentenced to five years and four months in state prison after pleading no contest to felony charges of stalking and criminal threats.
Garcia, 26, also admitted one prior “strike” offense under California’s Three Strikes Law. He was sentenced on March 12 by Monterey County Judge Pamela L. Butler.
In July 2019, a woman was working out at a gym in King City when Garcia approached her and attempted to make small talk. She did not know or recognize Garcia and told him she was not interested because she had a boyfriend.
According to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, Garcia then found the woman on social media and began contacting her over the next several months, sending her more than 50 messages from multiple social media accounts. The woman did not respond to the messages and blocked the accounts.
On July 21, 2020, Garcia contacted the woman on Facebook using a fake name and sent threatening messages that said he was going to kill her if she didn’t answer.
The next day, July 22, Garcia approached a friend of the woman while she was working at a market in King City and requested her to give him the woman’s contact information. The friend refused, and Garcia later sent her a message from his fake Facebook account threatening to kill her and her family if she didn’t give him the information, the DA’s Office reported.
The case was investigated by Sgt. Joshue Partida of the King City Police Department.