DOC officer assaulted by detainee

Bryan Matheus allegedly failed to comply with an order to return to his cell and instead struck the officer in the face with a closed fist.

A detainee is now facing more time in jail after he allegedly assaulted a Department of Corrections officer.

A magistrate complaint reveals that a Department of Corrections officer was assaulted by a detainee on Sunday.

According to the DOC officer, the detainee identified as Bryan Matheus failed to comply with an order to return to his cell and instead struck the officer in the face with a closed fist.

The officer who filed a walk-in assault complaint at the Hagatna precinct reported being kicked at least six times on the leg and punched multiple times in the face and head.

Police noted seeing bruising and swelling to the officer’s body. During an interview with Matheus, police say that he admitted to kicking and punching the DOC officer but also told police that it was the officer who “hit him first on the chin and neck.”

Police, however, were unable to confirm this as Matheus exhibited no signs of redness or swelling to his neck or chin.

DOC Operations Commander Antone Aguon said that an internal investigation will be conducted.

Matheus was charged with one count of assault on a peace officer as a third degree felony. He was booked and re-confined.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.