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05/21/2014 09:49 am ET

Ex-Husband Of Missing Illinois Mom Terri Anderson Arrested

Peoria Police Department

The ex-husband of Terri Anderson, a missing mother of two from Illinois, has been arrested on charges unrelated to his wife's disappearance.

Daniel Wilson, 51, has been arrested on charges of forgery, unauthorized use of a credit card, burglary, domestic battery and theft. Wilson has yet to appear before a judge, so no additional details on the charges are available.

Contacted by The Huffington Post Wednesday morning, a desk sergeant at the Peoria Police Department said Wilson's arrest has nothing to do with his ex-wife's disappearance.

Anderson, 56, of Peoria, was last seen outside her residence on Sunday evening, when she let Wilson borrow her 1995 Chevrolet Carryall Van. The van was still in Wilson's custody when he was taken into custody Monday, police said.

Peoria Public Radio reports authorities recovered Anderson's cellphone by some railroad tracks approximately six miles from her home Monday. Authorities have conducted a search of the area, but what, if anything was found, is not yet known.

According to The Journal Star, Anderson twice filed for orders of protection against Wilson prior to their divorce. One request was filed in May 2013 and the other in September of that year. In the September filing, Anderson alleged Wilson attacked her at her home. She said she needed four stitches for a cut above her eye and suffered a broken wrist.

Both order for protection cases were dismissed. Anderson, The Journal Star reported, asked for one of the orders for protection to be dismissed because she was trying to make the relationship with Wilson work. The reason for the other dismissal is not yet clear. The couple was divorced in February.

Daniel Wilson has not been named a suspect or person of interest in his ex-wife's disappearance. The Peoria Police Department had not further updates on the case Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521.

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