Reported prowler call leads to arrest

A reported prowler call on April 19 resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s apartment and pointed a gun at her.

Raymond Nelson, 49, told police when he was arrested Wednesday that he went to the apartment to talk to the alleged victim but denied pointing a gun at her, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Wayne Juneau said during a court hearing for Nelson Friday.

According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Larry Gailey, police were sent to an apartment at 301 W. 33rd Ave. at 6 a.m. and found the front door forced open.

The alleged victim told police Nelson broke into the apartment and when she fled to her car, she found that it would not start because the battery cable had been cut.

Juneau said the couple had been separated less than a month and Nelson also denied cutting the battery cable on the woman’s car.

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr. set a $5,000 bond for Nelson after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated residential burglary and with being a felon in possession of a firearm because of a prior conviction.

Wyatt also ordered Nelson, who said he would hire his own attorney, to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.