Edcouch Police chief charged for assault and family violence

Local News

(Source: Valley Central)

EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The city of Edcouch confirmed on Friday that Edcouch Police Chief Roel Guerra Jr. has been arrested.

In a Facebook video, Edcouch City Manager Victor H. De La Cruz confirmed the arrest happened in Edinburg early Friday morning. Chief Guerra was arrested for assault family violence and making a terroristic threat which are both Class A misdemeanors.

Guerra was arraigned Friday afternoon and could face up to one year in jail.

He was also suspended without pay by the city of Edcouch, said the city manager.

Details about the dispute were not made available.

Guerra was given a $5,000 bond.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Community Stories