Former Idalou police officer charged with aggravated assault wit

Warrant: Former Idalou officer threatened to put gun in victim's mouth and pull trigger

Miguel Guerrero, 25 Miguel Guerrero, 25
IDALOU, Texas -

A former Idalou police officer is accused of threatening to shoot a man in the face last year outside of the officer's home.

Miguel Guerrero, 25, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault by a public servant.

According to his arrest warrant, two men showed up outside Guerrero's apartment on August 21, 2018. Guerrero's behavior during the arrest of the two men later prompted an investigation by the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office and Texas Rangers.

Court documents indicate Guerrero was dating one victim's girlfriend. The boyfriend reportedly forced her to show him where Guerrero lived.

An arrest warrant states the two men got out of the car to confront Guerrero, then Guerrero pulled his gun and forced both men to lay on the ground with their hands behind their backs.

Once on the ground, Guerrero made two phone calls: one to Idalou police officer Tony Mendez and the second to Chief David Wilson. After he made the calls, Guerrero reportedly knelt down next to one of the men, grabbed his hair, pointed a gun towards his face, then threatened to put his gun in his mouth and pull the trigger to "blow his (expletive) head off," according to an audio transcript included in the arrest warrant.

After Mendez got there, Guererro told the other officer he was looking outside of his house when he saw the two men park outside his apartment.

According to court documents, one of the men started a recording on his iPhone prior to arriving at Guerrero's home. Once the two men were detained, Guerrero searched the car. After he found the cell phone was recording the entire time, detectives report Guerrero's initial and immediate reaction was to destroy it.

According to the transcript, the recording ended with Guerrero saying, in a surprised voice, "Ah, they're recording," then whispering, "Let's get rid of--" before the recording suddenly ends.

The recording on the iPhone is the audio transcription included in the arrest warrant.

Officer Mendez reportedly told investigators Officer Guerrero's "behavior that night was pretty typical for him when he arrested people." Mendez claimed Guerrero usually got real aggressive with individuals on traffic stops and when making arrests.

Chief Wilson said in a statement Thursday:

Mr. Guerrero is no longer employed by the City of Idalou. We take these allegations very seriously and will continue to cooperate with Law Enforcement.


Guerrero is held on a $15,000 bond.

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