My question involves defamation/harassment in the state of: Virginia
"Dick" owns property that surrounds property that I have permission to hunt on. He has called the law on me for 3 years in a row now, telling them I am trespassing. Until yesterday I have never been charged because I am not trespassing. He did not have his property marked at first, so I used a GIS map of "my" property to go by and stay on my property.
At no time have I trespassed on his property. Yesterday I took a 100 foot tape measure and maps that show my property lines and measurements. I went there, measured everything off to ensure that where I wanted to be was on my property. It was, so I started climbing the tree to install the stand. Along comes a deputy and tells me that Dick called and said I am trespassing. I inform him that I am not, this is the 3rd time in as many years that Dick has called the law on me. Charges are never filed because I am on my property.
The deputy issues me a summons and a court date. I am sure I will beat this, but I am tired of the harassment from Dick. I was employed by the same Sheriff's Office as this deputy, but I was "let go" due to Dick calling the Sheriff and telling him that I was trespassing on his land 2 years ago.
Does it seem that I have any type of case to sue here?
Thank you for any help.