Laredo, Texas, AUGUST 8.- Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar today released the following statement after the arrest of a female correctional officer.
On August 7, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Webb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and I responded to a domestic dispute call on the 9800 block of Cantera Court. Upon arrival, we realized that the suspect, who was inside the apartment, was a female correctional officer with Webb County Sheriff’s Office, who was identified as Myrthala Aylin Flores, 22, which have had been employed for the last 9 months. During this time several attempts to talk to her were utilized, but she refused to open the door to be interviewed. After a while, Flores, opened the door and was arrested without incident.
Upon arrival at the Webb County Jail, Webb County Sheriff’s Office Internal affairs interviewed her, and Flores resigned her position.
Flores was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Felony 1 by Laredo Police Department. Bond was set at 45,000 by J.P. Jose “Pepe” Salinas.
“Ever since I took office in 2009, I have held all deputies and correctional officers to a high standard and I constantly remind them to always be in compliance with our office’s Standard Operating Procedures, and this type of behavior will never be condoned,” said Sheriff Cuellar. In addition, “They have been directed to stay away from situations that may place them in danger or where their integrity may be compromised.”
The investigation continues.