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Former AR sheriff candidate in jail

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

A former sheriff's candidate in Central Arkansas is behind bars after being accused of threatening a woman's life.

According to KARK, the incident happened Sunday.

A woman ran to her neighbors asking to call 911.  

The woman told Pine Bluff police officers her child's father, Xavion Culclager, kicked in her front door, called her vulgar names, put a gun to her neck and threatened to kill her.

Authorities said she somehow escaped, ran and grabbed her gun and pointed at Culclager. However, she was too scared to pull the trigger. 

Investigators said Culclager ran off with the couple's 10-month-old son.

Authorities said Culclager's sister returned the child to his mother unharmed. 

Culclager faces charges of first-degree assault on a family member and residential burglary.

As of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the inmate roster by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported he was still in jail.

20-year-old Culclager ran for sheriff last year, but fell short by 200 signatures to make the ballot.

Click HERE to read what the neighbor had to say after the incident.

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