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Vice Mayor of El Portal Arrested For Second Time in Two Months After Allegedly Breaking Into Home

The vice mayor of El Portal found himself behind bars for the second time in two months following his arrest this weekend.

Omar Nickerson was taken into custody and booked early Monday morning, charged with two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. He was later released after posting a $12,500 bond.

NBC 6 was the only station present when Nickerson bonded out shortly after 12 p.m., where he called the charges "unfounded" and "not true."

The 40-year-old was arrested in November after allegedly beating his wife following an argument at their home. Nickerson claimed his wife, with whom he has two kids, tried to run him over with their vehicle, while she said he grabbed her neck and threw her to the ground.

"I do have love for my wife and kids and I would never harm them in any way, " Nickerson said Monday. "Hopefully, with time, the family can heal."

Officials did not say if this latest arrest was related to that case or if his wife was involved in any way.

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