Man arrested in Oregon in 13-year-old Newburgh killing
A 36-year-old man is being held in the Orange County Jail in Goshen following his arrest in Oregon and his return to the county.
Jesus Rosas Fuentes is accused of the September 29, 1995 shooting and killing Elpidio Guerrero, 19, in the Washington Heights area of the City of Newburgh. The incident, which is thought to have been a case of mistaken identity, was believed to be gang related.
City Police Lt. Charles Broe said Fuentes was arrested in Oregon last Wednesday by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and flown to Stewart Airport where he was taken into custody by Newburgh officers.
But it gets better. You know those "raids" that "frighten immigrant families" so much? Well it would appear that Fuentes was detained by ICE during one of those raids and only afterwards was it discovered that he was a suspect in the killing.
Check turns up warrant for 1995 Newburgh slaying
City police Lt. Charles Broe said Fuentes was taken into custody in Oregon Wednesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
A computer check turned up a 1996 warrant in the Guerrero slaying — signed by now-retired Orange County Court Judge Pano Patsalos — and the next thing he knew, Fuentes was on a plane landing at Stewart International Airport, escorted by U.S. marshals.
Imagine that, arresting criminals for being here illegaly and once you find their proper identity it turns out they are wanted for... more crimes!
ICE raids should be stepped up. The "community" of criminals should live in fear of being caught every minute of every day.