Fort Stockton Sergeant Fired after Fight

By: Sarah Snyder
NewsWest 9

FORT STOCKTON - Fort Stockton Police are without a Sergeant. NewsWest 9 has learned he was handed a pink slip after a fist-fight.

NewsWest 9 first told you about the domestic disturbance that launched an internal investigation.

NewsWest 9 spoke with Chief Juan Castro. Police have finished up their investigation and on Tuesday, they decided to fire Sergeant Adam Marquez. 

Police say Officer Marquez and another man, Christopher Irigoyen, were found fist fighting on Young Street over two weeks ago. They determined the fight was a domestic disturbance.

Two other women were at the home, including either a wife or relative of Irigoyen. According to police, they never used weapons and alcohol wasn't a factor.

The report doesn't spell out why the men were fighting. Chief Castro immediately put Officer Marquez on leave when the report surfaced, but after a two-week long investigation, they terminated him.

Iriogyen suffered minor injuries after the fight, but no one was seriously hurt.