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The second day of court proceedings for a man charged with committing aggravated burglary and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in 2015 resulted in a mistrial after he failed to appear in court Wednesday.

The decision came from Chaves County District Judge Dustin K. Hunter after 41-year-old Enrique Rodriguez failed to appear in court at 9 a.m. Wednesday, leaving attorneys, interpreters and an uninformed jury to wait for more than two hours.

As a result, a bench warrant for the arrest of Rodriguez for failure to appear in court was signed by judge Hunter.

According to the request filed in district court at 11:40 a.m., the warrant is extraditable anywhere and if apprehended by authorities, Rodriguez is to be held without bond.

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