KIMBLE COUNTY – On Tuesday, July 2 at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers with the San Angelo Police Department were called to the scene of a reported civil disturbance between a man and woman at the Allsup’s Convenience store on North Main Street at the Houston Harte Expressway.
According to the San Angelo Police Department, the caller stated that the two were verbally arguing in the parking lot.
While officers made their way to the location, they received word that the male individual had entered the woman’s vehicle and later fled the scene, stated SAPD.
As officers arrived, they spoke to the woman, a 32-year-old from San Angelo, who said that she was at the gas pump when she noticed someone inside the backseat of her vehicle which was where her two sons, 8 and 3 were sitting.
The woman continued to tell police that she confronted the man and he exited the vehicle and apologized before leaving the location.
Later, the suspect, identified as Anthony Aguero, 48, of Markel, was found at a business near the convenience store and was questioned by police regarding the incident.
San Angelo police stated that Aguero initially told police that he was at the store to wait for a ride and mistakenly got into the woman’s vehicle. Pending further investigation, Aguero was released.
As the investigation into the incident continued, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division’s Crimes Against Children Unit discovered additional information about the encounter Aguero had with the 8-year-old child that was inside the vehicle which led to an arrest warrant being obtained for Aguero.
With the additional findings and the mother’s testimony, early this morning, police confirmed that Aguero was located in Kimble County and was arrested.
Aguero was charged with Unlawful Restraint of a Child (Under 17 Years of Age), which is a State Jail Felony punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and up to two years behind bars.
The investigation is ongoing.