A Racine man was charged after he allegedly kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and threatened to kill her, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

The 23-year-old man was charged with felony intimidation of a victim, repeater, criminal damage to property, domestic abuse, criminal trespassing, and disorderly conduct. If convicted, the man faces up to 17 years nine months in prison and fines up to $46,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the Caledonia Police Department responded to a report of an assault after a woman told police that her ex-boyfriend kicked in her apartment door. The woman told police that couple had recently broken up and the woman asked for her apartment keys back.

The man refused to leave and the two argued. The man left and the woman locked the door. The man kicked in the door and the woman left the apartment. The man chased after the woman and the woman fell to the ground and “begged” the man not to hit her.

Threatening to kill the woman and her son, the man left the apartment complex and the woman called 911. The man also threatened the woman via text.

The man is being held at the Racine County Jail on a $2,500 blond.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.