NEWMAN -- A man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and held her against her will for nearly an hour Tuesday, authorities said.
The victim had been concerned about text messages she'd received from her former boyfriend, against whom she had an emergency protective order for domestic violence, said police Cpl. Chad Earle. She had left her house Tuesday morning and before returning about 12:45 p.m. had told a relative about the messages and instructed him to check on her if he hadn't heard from her in 15 minutes.
Her fears were realized when she entered her home near Kern and Q streets and found her ex-boyfriend, 24-year-old Edgar Aguilar of Newman, had broken in, Earle said.