Darien police arrest Yonkers man for threatening and violating protective order

Darien police arrested a Yonkers, N.Y. man for violating a protective order and issuing threats against his girlfriend. A Darien woman told police that Antonio Lucaine, 25, threatened to kill her multiple times during a phone call on Aug. 12, 2016.

She had once been engaged to Lucaine over the course of a five-year relationship, but said she had moved to Connecticut “to hide from him” when their relationship ended in February 2016. The victim told police Lucaine had been physically and verbally abusive towards her; a protective order was already in place stemming from a 2014 domestic violence incident in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Lucaine allegedly left as many as five troubling voicemails for the victim and again attempted to call her on Aug. 12. The victim answered and told Lucaine she did not want to talk to him, giving the phone to a friend. Her friend told police that Lucaine said he wanted to kill the victim at least twice during the subsequent conversation.

Based on the voicemails and phone call police obtained an arrest warrant charging Lucaine with six counts of violating a protective order and one count of threatening. Though the warrant was obtained in August, it wasn’t until Feb. 27 that Darien police learned of Lucaine’s whereabouts. Yonkers police officers contacted Darien authorities to report that Lucaine had been arrested on a separate charge.

Lucaine was extradited by Darien officers from Westchester County Prison in Valhalla, N.Y. on March 20 and held on a $250,000 bond. He was taken to court the following day.