Democratic Congressional Candidate Arrested for Stalking in New Mexico

David Alcon, Democratic congressional candidate in New Mexico / Twitter

A Democrat running for Congress in New Mexico's second district was found and arrested at an apartment complex in Albuquerque on Friday, nearly two weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for him.

David Alcon is now behind bars after a woman accused him of stalking her, according to local station KRQE News 13.

The woman, who attended a Halloween party at a hotel in Santa Fe on Oct. 28, said she started receiving persistent text messages from Alcon—one with a picture of his genitals, some suggesting that he was watching her, and others professing his love for her.

The woman said later that night he texted her that he was outside her apartment.

Authorities issued a warrant for Alcon's arrest on Oct. 30, but Alcon did not turn himself into Santa Fe police. Instead, Alcon was arrested Friday in Albuquerque after police were called to the Villa De San Felipe Apartments for a welfare check.

The Albuquerque Police Department did not elaborate on what happened when they got to the apartment complex, but according to jail records, Alcon is not facing any additional charges.

Alcon was previously convicted of stalking a woman in 2007. His campaign has so far not released a statement or responded to requests for comment.