FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 21, 2022
REGARDING INDICTMENTS ISSUED BY A HARRIS COUNTY GRAND JURY
A Harris County grand jury has
issued four indictments in connection with a 2020 incident in which Mark
Aguirre, a former police captain, ran a man off the road with his vehicle and
then pointed a gun at his head in an effort to prove a bogus voter fraud
Grand jurors Wednesday indicted
Aguirre, who has also previously been indicted in connection with the incident,
and co-defendant Steven Hotze each for Unlawful Restraint, a third-degree
felony and Aggravated Assault, a second-degree felony.
Hotze, 71, a Houston resident, was
indicted for actions he took in furtherance of the scheme. Aguirre,
64, left the Houston Police Department years before the incident and was
working as a private investigator at the time.
Each defendant appeared in state
district court today.
indictment means that a grand jury, after a review of the evidence, has
determined that there is probable cause for a criminal charge. Please remember
that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Harris County
District Clerk’s Office is the keeper of court records and is the point of
contact for requesting copies of the indictments or other documents. We will
not be participating in any news media interviews at this time.
County District Attorney’s Office
Jefferson Street, Suite 600