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SD Sheriff's Deputy arrested for stalking woman in Carlsbad

Posted at 7:14 PM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 22:14:09-04

A Sheriff's Deputy accused of threatening a woman's life in San Diego County. 32-year-old Elias Robert Ventura is a deputy with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. He was arrested by Carlsbad Police outside of the Vista Courthouse on April 19th. 

10News pulled court documents that reveal he was stalking his victim in Carlsbad from December 26, 2016 to March 31, 2017. 

According to those documents, he would "follow and harass the victim."

They go on to say Ventura would "make a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for her safety and the safety of her immediate family."

Ventura was booked into jail on one count of stalking. He was held on $100,000 bail and has since bonded out. 

A restraining order has been filed to keep him from making any contact with his victim for three years. He was also forced to surrender his gun.

The San Diego Sheriff's Department tells 10News that Ventura was placed on administrative duty and an internal investigation is ongoing. 

Ventura pleaded not guilty to one count of stalking. He's due back in court May 30th.