Man arrested, accused of running over former co-worker 4 times

Rogelio Guardado charged with aggravated assault

Rogelio Alberto Guardado
Rogelio Alberto Guardado

HOUSTON – A man accused of running over his former co-worker four times with his vehicle last week was arrested Monday.

Rogelio Alberto Guardado is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities said he ran over San Juanita Herrera.

Herrera, 41, was critically injured, suffering lacerations and head trauma.

Witnesses said on Herrera was standing near the entrance of an apartment complex at 6767 Long Drive near Telephone Road in southeast Houston on Sept. 12 when the driver of a gray Nissan Frontier pickup truck hit her. The driver then traveled to the rear of the complex entrance, accelerated toward Herrera and hit her again, authorities said.

Guardado put the vehicle in reverse and struck Herrera a third time, and as he left the apartment complex, he struck her a fourth time, according to police.

The vehicle was found the same day.

Guardado, 69, was identified as a suspect in the case. He was arrested without incident Monday morning.

Herrera's son, Michael Hernandez, said his mother rarely came outside after 7 p.m. and never after dark.