Fed Court Filing: How An Armed, Drugged-Up CIA Agent Fell Apart

CIA Agent Andrew Warren was already on probation on charges that he had sex with a drugged woman in Algeria, where he was serving as CIA station chief, before breaking down in Virginia last month in what sounds like an epic unraveling.

According to a new federal court filing, Warren allegedly exposed himself to a woman, lied about his name and social security number when confronted by police about it, and said he had a “Glock service weapon” (that he refused to show police). And then, during a conversation with police at his home on April 3:

Warren then proceeded to show the officer a disguise kit and said that he could use it to hide from anyone because he had been trained by the CIA. Warren told the officer that he had been trained in the martial arts, all types of weapons and spoke eight Arabic languages. During this communication, the officer reported that Warren took down the officers’ names and unit numbers and stated words to the effect of “it will be different the next time I meet with you”.

Warren allegedly maintained that he wasn’t threatening the officer — and then left.

When police tried to arrest Warren on April 14, the court filing says, the CIA agent wasn’t home, and was reportedly staying in a motel under a fake name.

It was further reported to law enforcement officers that Warren may be under the influence of drugs, and that he was in possession of a gun. It was reported
to law enforcement officers that Warren stated words to the effect of “they would kill me or I would kill them.”

According to the filing, nearly two weeks later, on April 26, law enforcement found Warren at another motel. He tried to run. He struggled with police, allegedly trying to reach for his waistband (there was a loaded Glock in his shorts pocket).

The officers reported that they observed throughout the course of this incident that Warren appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Drug paraphernalia was found in Warren’s pocket during the booking process at the jail.

His trial is set for June 21.

Read the filing by federal prosecutors here.

(H/T Politico)