Prison Officer Charged With Stalking, Threatening Ex-Girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A state correctional officer faces charges of stalking and threatening a former girlfriend.

Xavier Lorenzo Renteria, 41, was held on $1 million bail after his arrest Thursday by detectives from the Lancaster sheriff’s station, Deputy District Attorney Fernando Guzman said.

Renteria, who lives in the Antelope Valley, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on one felony count each of stalking and residential burglary and two felony counts each of making criminal threats and vandalism. If convicted, he faces a nearly 9-year prison term.

Renteria works as a California Department of Corrections officer, but its not known at which prison, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.

Renteria dated the woman, but she broke it off in early December. Prosecutors allege Renteria stalked his ex-girlfriend and vandalized her two vans — one a Nissan and the other a Honda — between their breakup and Wednesday of this week.

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