Clovis man arrested for kidnapping girlfriend's children

Clovis man arrested for kidnapping girlfriend's children

Clovis, NM - A Clovis man is being charged with kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a felony, extortion, and child abuse.

On Monday, December 7, Clovis Police were dispatched to a local restaurant in the 700 block of Thornton Street after an Investigator with the 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office, overheard a woman speaking with her associates about an incident that was happening at her home in the 200 block of Woodson Way.

The female was transported to the Clovis Police Department where she told Detectives her boyfriend, Francisco Perez, 29, overheard her on the phone discussing maintenance to her bathroom when she mentioned an insurance check she had received. According to the victim, Perez became angry and held the victim responsible for a weapon being seized by law enforcement, and a broken television. The victim said Perez demanded $600 from her. Perez then began pushing the victim around and her four year old daughter tried to help her. The victim said Perez pushed her daughter down and started kicking the child.

According to the victim, Perez ordered her to cash the check and give him the $600 and said she was not allowed to take her three children with her. The victim said Perez told her if she did not come back with the money, she should not be surprised if she heard three gun shots. The victim attempted to cash the check but was unable to.

Members of the Clovis Police Department SWAT Team and Region 5 Drug Task Force and Special Operations Unit were sent to the home, where officers arrested Perez without incident. The children were secured and released to the Children, Youth, and Families Department.

The investigation is still ongoing, and Perez is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $50,000 cash only bond.

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