DARIEN — Police arrested a 25-year-old man from Yonkers, N.Y. after he allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend.

In 2014, the victim told police in New Rochelle, N.Y. that her boyfriend, Antonio Lucaine had physically assaulted her. As a result, a protective order was put in place. In 2016, the victim moved to Connecticut to hide from Lucaine, but she began receiving threatening phone calls and texts from him.

On Aug. 12, 2016, the victim was at a mall with her friend when she received a call from Lucaine. The victim gave the phone to her friend and Lucaine told the victim’s friend twice that he wanted to kill the victim.

The victim was living in Darien at the time of the incident and both she and her friend described the conversation to Darien Police. Officers in Darien confirmed the protective order with New Rochelle police and found Lucaine was in violation of the “no contact” part of the order. The victim also provided police with five voicemails left by Lucaine that also violated the order. Based on that, plus the mall incident, police were able to secure a warrant from Stamford Superior Court for violating a protective order and threatening.

On Sept. 2, Darien police contacted Yonkers police to locate Lucaine. Yonkers police had no information on his whereabouts and the victim had not heard from him since reporting him to police.

On Feb. 17 around 3 a.m., Yonkers police contacted officers in Darien and said they had arrested Lucaine, of Church Street, on separate charges. Lucaine was held at the Westchester County jail on the Yonkers charges and on March 20, officers extradited Lucaine. He was charged with six counts of violating a protective order and second degree threatening. He appeared in court the next day after failing to pay his $250,000 bond.

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