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CCPD officer Tommy Cabello ordered to surrender firearms

Posted at 2:24 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 18:53:51-05


A Corpus Christi police officer accused of domestic violence has been ordered to surrender his firearms.


A pretrial status hearing was held for Senior Officer Tommy Cabello in the 214th District Court. He faces charges that include continuous violence against a family member, tampering with a witness and tampering with evidence.

He was arrested on Friday night. His bond amount was set at $150,000 and he was released Saturday afternoon.

During his hearing, Judge Inna Klein asked Cabello if he had any firearms. He said he did. Judge Klein told him he has 72 hours to return those firearms to the proper authorities or the court will confiscate them.

Cabello’s case was assigned to the 319th District Court but Judge Klein said a transfer order will be filed this afternoon to move the case to her court since she handles domestic violence cases.

After the hearing, KRIS 6 News spoke to Cabello and his attorney Nathan Burkett. Both refused to give a comment.

Meanwhile, the Corpus Christi Police Department has placed Senior Officer Cabello on paid administrative leave.

The 45-year-old officer has been arrested before on similar charges.