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Martin Rouse allegedly cut off his GPS bracelet and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend in February. He is wanted and considered armed and dangerous, Escondido police said.
A convicted stalker who allegedly cut off his GPS bracelet and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend last month is wanted and considered armed and dangerous, Escondido police said.
Authorities are offering a $1,000 award to the person who can provide information leading to the capture of Martin Rouse Jr., 41, who was convicted of felony stalking, felony evading and DUI in 2009.
The staking conviction stems from a relationship he had with an ex-girlfriend who lives in Escondido.
Lt. Craig Carter saidRouse was twice arrested for probation violations since his conviction, so he was outfitted with a GPS bracelet in January.
However, Rouse contacted the victim on Feb. 23 and cut off his GPS bracelet near her home the next day, police said.
"Two days later he goes to the victim's house, knocks on her door and threatens to kill her," Lt. Carter said.
The victim and her family are now in hiding and under 24-hour police guard. Carter said finding Rouse has been difficult because he is a transient and may be driving a tan motorhome.
They also say he may be using a wheelchair, even though he doesn't need one.
Anyone with information that could assist the search is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.