Mathis Police Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child Arrested

Mathis Police Officer Antonio Gutierrez, 50, was arrested by the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department Tuesday after he was accused of indecency with a child, according to Sheriff's Department Sgt. Felix Saenz.

Saenz said that a 14-year old girl reported indecency by sexual contact to the Sheriff's Office on Sunday. She was 13 year's old at the time and is not a relative of Guitierrez'. Police said that the girl reported that the incident happened within the last few months.

Mathis Police Chief Gerald Arismendez said that Gutierrez has been placed on suspension without pay pending the outcome of the investigation, which is being conducted by the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department, Texas Rangers and Child Protective Services.

Gutierrez is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Kiii News Reporter Mike DaSilva went Live from the Jim Wells County Jail with the details.


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