A Winston-Salem police officer was in jail this morning after being charged with assault on a female, city police said in a news release.
Early yesterday morning, the police officer, Rudolfo Zermeno, 33, got
in an argument with his girlfriend, Maria Fedelina Aguilar, police
said, citing a complaint filed by the girlfriend later that day.
Zermeno slapped her face with an open hand and threw a TV remote control at her, hitting her elbow, police said.
Zermeno has been a Winston-Salem police officer for three years. He
was placed on administrative leave, as is customary in this type of
investigation, police said.
The department’s Criminal Investigations Division looked into the complaint and requested an arrest warrant, police said.
Zermeno was in the Forsyth County detention center on a $1000 secured bond.
In addition, Zermeno was ordered to have no contact with Aguilar.
Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Winston
Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336)