Husband Of Missing Chula Vista Mom Claims Police Illegally Detained Him

By Rebekah Gonzalez

June 17, 2021

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The husband of a missing Chula Vista mother Maya Millete has claimed the public has created a "toxic environment" for him and his children during the six months of her disappearance.

He attributes this environment to his portrayal in the local media, threats from the public, and unfair treatment from police.

Court documents obtained by ABC10News revealed that Larry Millete claims he was illegally detained by Chula Vista Police during the second search of his home last month.

The claims from an 80-page legal response to gun violence restraining orders that were filed against him in May.

“They refused to allow me to go home to be with my children and parents during the search and told me that they will arrest me if I will go home that very moment,” he wrote in the filings. “They also refused to allow me to speak to my lawyer. So, I was detained for 6 hours and was not allowed to go home until midnight. The peace officers searched my house, broke and destroyed bedroom door and walls, and left our house in chaotic and disturbing state that horrified my children, parents and me.”

Police have been investigating Maya Millete's disappearance since January but have yet to name a person of interest in the case.

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