The City of Robstown's fire chief is free on bond after being arrested by Robstown police for allegedly making a terroristic threat against a 23-year-old woman Saturday.
Lt. Gilbert Gomez said officers responded to a disturbance call just after midnight on Saturday in the 800 Block of Washington Street. Once they arrived, they spoke to a woman who claimed 49-year-old Ricardo "Richard" Gonzalez had made a threat against her during an argument.
Gonzalez, along with being the city's fire chief, is also the town's emergency management coordinator and a trustee with the Robstown Independent School District.
Police Chief Johnny Brown said the woman is married to Gonzalez's stepson.
After speaking with both parties, officers placed Gonzalez under arrest, without incident, outside the woman's home and transported him to the Nueces County Jail.
"We're not sure what the argument was about…but he ended up being (at the woman's home) for some reason," Gomez said.
Gonzalez was released on Saturday after posting $1,000 bond, jail officials said.
As of press time, it was unknown what action, if any, will be taken by the Robstown City Council regarding Gonzalez's arrest. The city council is responsible for appointing individuals to the positions held by Gonzalez with the fire department and Office of Emergency Management.
Numerous calls and messages left on the cell phones of Gonzalez and Robstown Mayor Rodrigo Ramon seeking comment were not returned as of press time.