The alleged serial stalker of the coach of the UCF women’s basketball team was arrested on Jan. 2, police say.
Allegedly, Andrew Epps, 74, had “willfully, maliciously and repeatedly followed and harassed” Joi Williams, who has coached the women’s basketball team at UCF for eight seasons, police say.
The police report indicates that Epps was issued an indefinite trespass warning that barred him from being on UCF property on Sept. 9, 2013, which is roughly about a year and a half ago. Police said that when the warning was issued, Epps was specifically told to stay away from Williams because of him consistently following her around and attending numerous basketball games to see her.
In the police report, Williams told police that she received a text message from assistant coach Joe Silvestri that Epps was in the office. Williams said as she was pulling up to the CFE Arena loading dock, she saw Epps drive past her in the opposite direction. After he saw her, he made a U-turn and slowly pulled into the loading dock, parking next to her vehicle.
Williams told police she felt uncomfortable and called Silvestri to walk her into the building, where she called police.
Epps was arrested for stalking and trespass after written warning. He was transported to the Orange County Jail and issued a new trespass warning barring him from all UCF property.