OVIEDO, FL (WWAY) — A former Congressional hopeful is back in the spotlight, but it has nothing to do with politics.
Will Breazeale ran two unsuccessful races for the 7th District US House seat in 2008 and 2010. He was arrested in Florida last week.
Breazeale is accused of aggravated stalking, cyber stalking, harassment and threats of death to a victim against his estranged wife Kathryn. Both now live in the Orlando area. The couple separated months ago.
Kathryn Breazeale taught at UNCW and served on the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board before moving to Florida, where she’s now a city manager.
Kathryn told police Will said he "would destroy her and if he can’t have her, no one would."
It would not be the first time Breazeale has had trouble letting something go.
Breazeale lost to Rep. Mike McIntyre for his congressional seat in 2008 declaring that night he’d run again two years later. He did, but lost to Ilario Pantano in the Republican primary. It was a race Pantano said went beyond politics when Breazeale continued to fight against him even after the votes were counted.
At one point in 2010, Breazeale said in a statement, "If Pantano wins, I will not endorse or help him in his quest to beat Mike Mcintyre. Pantano is a snake-oil salesman disguised as a congressional candidate. I am a devoted Republican, but will not help Pantano beat Mike McIntyre. I love my country more and am a devoted American."
Pantano responded at the time, "Clearly this race had turned personal. The fact of course that we won it two weeks ago and we are still talking about it speaks to someone’s ability to move on."
breazeale is out of jail under $2,000 bonds. He is required to wear a GPS monitor.
Breazeale is due back in court April 2.