Police: Nevada man drugged ex, took photos


A Nevada, Ia., man is in jail after drugging his girlfriend, taking photos of her, and threatening to go public if she left him, police say.

Police started investigating Richard Frederick Tjarks, 47, in January after a former girlfriend reported the incident, according to Nevada Police Chief Ricardo Martinez II.

One night when Tjarks was asleep, the victim got onto his computer and found the evidence of his abuse. Nevada police obtained a search warrant to look through the computer.

The woman already had a no contact order against Tjarks, Martinez said.

A warrant for his arrest was issued on June 23, according to court records. Tjarks was arrested Wednesday by the Story County Sheriff’s office and charged with third-degree sexual abuse, forcible fondling; extortion; and third-degree harassment.

His bond is set at $28,125. Tjarks’ first court date has not yet been set.

Tjarks has previously been charged with domestic abuse and violation of a no contact order, stemming from an incident on March 8, 2014.

He received a year’s probation, court records show.

Tjarks found himself in court again for third-degree burglary of a car and probation violation on July 3, 2015.

He was sentenced to two years probation.

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