Glock’d: Karry Jones called SFR after reading about her ex-husband, Phillip Glock, who lost his job with USA Security after allegedly getting drunk and threatening, with his service pistol, the people he was supposed to be protecting. “I was like, ‘Oh my God!’” Jones says. “With his history, I thought he wasn’t even supposed to carry a weapon.”
It’s unclear whether Glock fell through a loophole in the laws governing domestic violence and firearm possession. It is clear Glock’s documented history of violence did not interfere with his employment as an armed guard.
Court records show in September 2007, after previously trying to run Jones off the road, Glock showed up at her house swinging his night stick. Police took Glock to jail on a warrant issued because he’d failed to appear for a domestic relations hearing. In December 2007, First Judicial District Judge Raymond Ortiz quashed the warrant at Glock’s request. “The Pojoaque Police Dept. gave me a restraining order and they didn’t say anything about a court date,” Glock wrote to Ortiz. “I need to get off my name. Im a security officer and I need advance time to come to fix this matter.”
The order is in effect through Sept. 27, 2107. “I have it in my glove box. I carry it with me everywhere,” Jones says.
These incidents were all public record, but none appeared in the state Regulation and Licensing Department’s file on USA Security. SFR has reported how lax oversight of security companies, plus weak enforcement of laws barring certain convicts from owning firearms, may have contributed to the murder of Sarah Lovato, her father and her unborn child. Lovato’s boyfriend, charged in their murders, also worked for USA Security, the company founded by his father, Marino M Leyba, who also has a domestic violence record.
Fierro Verdict: The jury was still deliberating the fate of Carlos Fierro—charged with vehicular homicide in the death last year of William Tenorio—as SFR went to press. Taking the witness stand on Sept. 28, Fierro insisted the first thing on his mind that night was the safety of his passenger, former New Mexico State Police Officer Alfred Lovato, who had made himself unwelcome with patrons at WilLee’s Blues Club. Driving past the bar, Fierro said he felt “in the danger zone…like an ambush situation.” He recalled the crash in a stammering fashion, suggesting the traumatic memory interfered with his ability to answer direct questions. “Pssh!—That’s all there was, just the shatter,” Fierro said of the moment his car struck Tenorio. “I never saw him at all; I never felt an impact on the car…It was like, ‘Aiee!’”