Man arrested after threatening family with firearm


A local man who threatened his family with a firearm was disarmed by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail on a host of felony and aggravated misdemeanor charges.

Over the weekend, officers were dispatched to a residence where Luis Gabriel Guajardo, 42, had threatened his family with a firearm, according to a police report. Two of the residents were able to escape and call 911. Two other family members were still inside the house with the subject.

Officers arrived on scene and encountered the armed subject. The subject refused to comply with the officers commands, and was eventually disarmed and taken into custody. Guajardo was charged with going armed with intent, a Class D felony; interference with official acts, a Class D felony; assault with a deadly weapon (two counts), an aggravated misdemeanor; harassment first degree, an aggravated misdemeanor; domestic abuse with deadly weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor and child endangerment (five counts), an aggravated misdemeanor.

At his initial appearance, a magistrate ordered the defendant held on $25,000 cash-only bond, and issued a no contact order, meaning the defendant can not contact the victims. He was also appointed a public defender. The defendant’s preliminary hearing is April 3.