Kirsters Baish| It has been reported that an illegal alien, who was deported at least eight times that we know of, has been arrested for allegedly gunning down and killing a co-worker. 52-year-old Deciderio Vargas Ortiz was arrested in Oregon for the murder of Renee Luis-Antonio.
Western Journal reports:
The two worked together at a creamery in Milton-Freewater, Oregon — a town in the northeastern part of the state — and reportedly had a long-running dispute.
Investigators believe Luis-Antonio was shot Nov. 26 while riding a tractor.
Officers were able to locate and arrest Vargas Ortiz a day after the shooting.
The suspect had fled to Washington state, where a SWAT team apprehended him in a local hotel.
As it turns out, not only was Vargas Ortiz residing it the U.S. illegally, but he had been deported back to his home country of Mexico at least eight times, according to a statement from a U.S. immigration spokeswoman.
It was also reported that the suspect had been using an alias, however his birth name is Antonio Vasquez Vargas.
“ICE lodged a detainer with the Benton County Jail on Antonio Vasquez Vargas, aka Deciderio Vargas Ortiz, a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the U.S., after he was arrested on local charges,” Tanya Roman, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement public affairs officer, explained in a statement that was released to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“ICE has removed him from the U.S. on at least eight prior occasions. On March 15, 2004, Vasquez was convicted in U.S. District Court for violation of 8 USC 1326(B)(2) Aggravated Felon Re-Entry After Deportation and was sentenced to 39-months incarceration,” Roman continued.
The suspect is is currently being held by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.
The jail’s webpage says that the suspect was charged with one count of murder as well as one count of felon in possession of a weapon.
Vargas’s bail is set at $5 million.