MONTEREY -- Clint Eastwood feared for his safety after a man claiming to be his son was arrested as a trespasser at the Tehama Golf Ranch almost two years ago, courts documents said.
None of the court filings are recent since Eastwood sought temporary restraining orders stemming from the June 27, 2011 incident. It's unclear why the report showed up on a few Internet sites -- including one from a newspaper in India -- on Wednesday.
Eric James Chisum, now 49, was arrested and charged with trespass at the Tehama Golf Ranch after he was confronted by a security guard, the court records state. Chisum was released from the Monterey County Jail on July 7, 2011, the records show.
"Eric James Chisum has an extensive rap sheet that includes attempted murder, burglary, assault, and narcotics and weapons charges . . . Mr. Chisum's criminal record evidences that he is a very dangerous individual and his actions have seriously alarmed, annoyed and harassed me, and could pose safety risks to me," Eastwood states in a Request for Orders to Stop Harassment.
Chisum "continued to claim that he was my son throughout the process of arrest. Sheriff's deputies believe he will try to return to Tehama as he is fixated on the delusional belief that he is my son," Eastwood wrote. "Mr. Chisum is in fact not my son."
Two restraining orders were issued by the court but only one is believed to have been served and the request for the order was withdrawn by Eastwood, according to the documents.
A man later identified as Chisum walked past a broken exit gate at the main entrance of the gated Tehama community just before 5 p.m. on June 27, a security guard wrote in a handwritten statement included in the court file.
"I yelled out 'sir' a few times but the man never responded and continued walking toward the clubhouse," the guard wrote. At about that time the guard got a call from a resident complaining of a "strange man walking on foot who also claimed to be Clint Eastwood's son."
The Sheriff's Office was called and had Chisum in custody by 5:54 p.m., the statement said.
Chisum entered a no contest plea on July 7, 2011 to criminal trespass and refusing to leave at the owner's request, said Monterey County Chief Deputy District Attorney Terry Spitz. He was ordered to stay away from Tehama Golf Ranch, served 11 days in jail and was given three years probation, said Spitz.
Monterey attorney Jon Giffen, who represented Eastwood in the case, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.