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CEO of Sullivan Solar Power arrested on felony stalking charges

A girl alleges threatening textual content messages and violation of TRO.

SAN DIEGO — The CEO of a significant San Diego photo voltaic company is behind bars, dealing with felony home violence and stalking charges.

Sullivan Solar Power shut its doorways final month, leaving shocked clients questioning what occurred to its CEO, Daniel Sullivan.

Jail information confirmed officers arrested Sullivan on Monday. He pleaded not responsible to stalking charges on Wednesday morning. His bail is ready at $1 million.

“We’ve charged him with three felony violations of stalking, that carries a maximum possible punishment of 5 years, 4 months in prison,” mentioned Deputy District Attorney Chris Campbell outdoors Vista courtroom on Wednesday.

The San Diego resident based Sullivan Solar Power in 2004, and he was touted in varied commerce journals as a high-flying photo voltaic CEO.

Last month, the business mysteriously shut down, leaving clients excessive and dry, unable to contact the company.

Sullivan is dealing with three counts of stalking his former girlfriend, in addition to misdemeanor charges of disobeying a short lived restraining order the lady had obtained towards him.

“In March, he contacted her again, started making malicious threats, sending her inappropriate videos of heads in frying pans, sending her texts of hashtag cartel life,” mentioned the lady’s household regulation legal professional, Frank Terrazas.

News 8 shouldn’t be figuring out the lady by identify as a result of she is an alleged sufferer of home violence.

San Diego courtroom information confirmed Sullivan was charged with misdemeanor home violence towards the identical lady in 2017.

The present short-term restraining order alleges Sullivan despatched threatening textual content message to the lady.  Then, on November 10, the lady alleges Sullivan let the air out of the tires on her automobile

“While she was airing up her tires, she immediately received a text message from Mr. Sullivan saying, ‘tire problems aren’t fun’ with a fire emoji,” Terrazas mentioned.

Sullivan pleaded not responsible in Vista courtroom.  He remained in custody Wednesday with bail set at a million {dollars}.

“Obviously in domestic violence cases and stalking cases — which is what this case is — we are concerned for the safety of the victim.  Based on the charges we’ve brought forward in the complaint; we believe that a million dollars is reasonable to keep the victim and the community safe,” mentioned DDA Campbell.

News 8 reached out to Sullivan’s legal professional, Vikas Bajaj, who declined to be interviewed. 

Bajaj issued an announcement saying, “Sullivan’s actions don’t rise to the extent of prison exercise and we look ahead to proving that in courtroom.”

Sullivan will probably be again in courtroom for a bail review listening to on Friday, Dec. 3. 

If he does get launched on bail, the decide ordered Sullivan be monitored with a GPS machine.

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