A neighborhood in Montgomery, Alabama , can finally rest easy after their “nightmare neighbor” was sentenced to prison.
Jason Clark, 46, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for making his neighborhood a living hell for the residents of Dalraida, Alabama, reports WSFA.
At the sentencing, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Truman Hobbs Jr. reportedly referred to Clark as a “ticking time bomb” and said that Clark was keeping more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition and assault rifles in his home.
Clark was sentenced after he pled guilty to two charges of aggravated stalking in Montgomery County court. At the time of his plea, additional charges of terrorism and drug trafficking were dropped.
Clark’s attorney, Tom Azar, reportedly asked the court for probation for his client. But Judge Hobbs instead sentenced Clark to twenty years on each stalking charge and ordered them to be served consecutively.
Neighbors had endured Clark’s terrorizing behavior for years prior to his guilty plea. Clark reportedly poisoned his neighbor’s lawns, made death threats, shined flood lights and lasers into his neighbor’s homes, and even physically attacked them for the better part of the last decade.
Several neighbors had obtained orders of protection from Clark, reported AL.com, although they did little to dissuade Clark from continuing to terrorize his neighbors.
Charles Goss, who had lived next door to Clark for 28 years testified that Clark attacked him in 2013, slamming his head into the ground after he got home from an appointment at the chiropractor’s, reported AL. com.
According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Clark’s former neighbor Sarah Chandler told the judge about the abuse she had endured at Clark’s hands.
“He’s terrified me for years. Killed my grass. Shot at my front door. Keyed my car, plus the harassment.”
Another neighbor, Joe Gross, said it got to bad that he donated his home and moved elsewhere.
“I feel like with him gone the neighborhood will return to peace and calm,” he told the Montgomery Advertiser.
“I pray that’s what’s going to happen. I feel certain it will because without him being there, there’s not going to be the harassment that was going on.”
Feature photo: Montgomery County Jail