A Camden man was sentenced to eight years probation Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of burglary, terroristic threatening and violating a protection order.
A Camden Police Department affidavit states that on August 5, 2021, shortly after 8 p.m., police officers made contact with a woman who said that Justin Lucero, 35, violated a protection order against him.
According to police records, she said that two days earlier, Lucero was at her house, where he struck her in the head and and pushed her onto a bed and subsequently tied her hands behind her back with electrical tape and gagged her.
According to the affidavit, she said he "threatened to to snap her neck."
On August 5, at around 7 p.m, Lucero allegedly forced his way into the woman's home, breaking a bar that kept the front door secure. The woman told police that Lucero was wielding a machete, which he swung at her, records say.
About two hours after the woman's initial call to police on August 5, she called again, saying Lucero was sleeping in her bed, according to police records. Officers allegedly found Lucero in the woman's house, asleep with a hammer on his chest.
The woman was granted a restraining order on December 1, 2020 preventing Lucero from contacting her.
Lucero faces up to 32 years in prison if found in violation of his probation.
He pleaded guilty to the charges against him when appearing in the 13th Judicial Court of Arkansas on March 9.