Tucumcari police officer to attend anger management classes

Freedom New Mexico

A Tucumcari police officer charged with assaulting his wife over text messages to another man will attend anger management classes.

Robert Vargas agreed to attend anger management classes on March 31, according to court documents.

Vargas must complete the anger management classes before a pre-trial conference set for Sept. 29, according to court documents.

The case was prosecuted by Guadalupe County trial attorney Chris Nedbalek, who was not available for comment.

Vargas, a four-year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department, turned himself at 3:25 a.m., March 5 at the city police department.