A 33-year-old Algodones man is being accused of burglary and aggravated stalking.
At about 10:30 p.m. May 21, a Sandoval County deputy responded to a call of a protection order violation on the 1200 block of NM Highway 313.
The deputy contacted Armando Escarcega after seeing him leave a house intoxicated. When asked what he was doing there, he said his mother picked him up from work and had been at the house since.
He then admitted that his mother had a restraining order placed against him a month ago, according to a criminal complaint.
The mother later told the deputy that when she came home from a Special Olympics event with a family member, she found the suspect inside the house eating food. He had gotten in through the front door that was unlocked.
The two then got into an argument before she called the sheriff’s office.
Escarcega was arrested and is being accused of aggravated stalking for allegedly violating an active restraining order, and burglary because he entered the house without permission, the complaint states.
Both crimes are fourth-degree felonies.
Escarcega made no plea at an initial appearance.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 1 p.m. June 22.
If convicted, he could face up to 3 years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine.
The complaint does not state why the mother had a protection order placed against Escarcega.