Local Prosecutor Arrested on Domestic Battery Charge

Jason Geary

May 23, 2011
John Aguero is accused of grabbing his estranged wife’s left arm and pushing her outside their house, which his wife said she had moved out of about a week before, according to an arrest report of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Polk County Judge Susan Barber Flood ruled today that the 58-year-old Auburndale man should be released without having to post bail. She ordered that he have no contact with his wife.

Aguero is also not allowed to possess or consume alcoholic beverages, she ruled.

The arrest report states Aguero and his wife, Kimberly, are in the process of getting a divorce.

Kimberly Aguero told deputies she moved out about a week ago but still has a key to the residence and comes and goes, the report states.

She told a deputy she didn’t give her husband permission to grab her and push her outside. The deputy did not notice any visible injuries to Kimberly Aguero’s left arm.

The report also notes both John and Kimberly Aguero had been drinking alcohol throughout the day.

It was unknown early Monday how Aguero’s arrest might impact his employment at the State Attorney’s Office or his current case load.

It is also unclear whether another state attorney’s office in Florida will be assigned to handle the domestic violence case against Aguero.

State Attorney Jerry Hill is still gathering information to decide how to handle the matter, according to Chip Thullbery, a spokesman with the State Attorney’s Office.

Aguero is scheduled to prosecute a murder case beginning June 20.

Source: http://www.theledger.com/article/20110523/NEWS/110529781?Title=Local-Prosecutor-Arrested-on-Domestic-Battery-Charge