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New Mexico man allegedly breaks into ex-wife’s home, threatens her

Las Cruces Police have arrested a Vado, New Mexico man accused of allegedly violating a restraining order, breaking into his ex-wife’s home and holding the woman against her will Saturday.

William Clyde Turner, 42, is charged with one count of aggravated stalking after it was determined he violated a stipulated order of protection issued in 2008 by District Court. Additional Charges against Turner are pending.

Law enforcement in El Paso arrested Turner on Sunday and he is expected to be extradited to New Mexico where he will be held on a cash-only bond set at $25,000.

Las Cruces Police say that shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, June 6, Turner knocked on the door and then allegedly forced his way into his ex-wife’s home in Las Cruces and allegedly threatened to kill his ex-wife and locked her inside a bathroom for a short time.

Police say Turner also is suspected of allegedly physically injuring the woman before he left her residence. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.

After leaving the woman’s residence, Turner is accused of further violating terms of his restraining order by leaving three voicemail messages on her cell phone.

Las Cruces Police learned that a stipulated order of protection preventing Turner from having any contact with the woman was filed in 2008 and was set to expire Aug. 27, 2015.

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