- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with a 2014 home invasion in Las Cruces.

Prosecutors say Leonard Calvillo was convicted earlier this month of attempted aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated burglary, child abuse and criminal damage to property in the January 2014 home invasion case.

Calvillo’s sentence Monday includes a one-year enhancement for having a prior felony conviction under the habitual offender act.

Prosecutors say Calvillo called a man on New Year’s 2014 and threatened to kill him and his 2-year old son.

Calvillo and three other gang members reportedly arrived at the man’s home and broke windows and kicked in the front door.

Authorities say Calvillo and the gang members tried to stab the man with a shank and knife.

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