Previously-Deported Illegal Alien Beats Desert Storm Veteran To Death
A previously deported illegal immigrant from Honduras has been arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a 56-year-old man while stealing his car. The man was about to be removed again before local police officers were able to charge him for the latest crimes.
McAllen Police confirmed to Breitbart Texas that they have arrested and formally charged 31-year-old Andres Roberto Ortiz with one count of aggravated robbery. Investigators and prosecutors took Ortiz before a McAllen municipal judge who set bond for the illegal immigrant at $2 million.
Andres Roberto Ortiz, Honduran Illegal Alien Charged with Aggravated Robbery
The case began on January 30 at 12:29 a.m. when police responded to a vehicle rollover. Officers responded to a canal off Frontage Road where they spotted a vehicle in the water. Witnesses at the scene told authorities that the driver, who was later identified as Ortiz, had run away.
As part of the investigation, authorities went to the house that the vehicle had been registered to, information provided to Breitbart Texas by McAllen Police revealed. Outside of the house, they encountered a 56-year-old man who had been brutally assaulted. The man was rushed to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. Keep reading
Excerpted From InfoWars: Charges are expected to be upgraded for a Honduran national who beat a Desert Storm veteran to death in South Texas.
Earlier this month, 32-year-old Andres Roberto Ortiz was taken into custody in McAllen more than a week after fleeing a roll-over accident he’d had in a stolen vehicle.
Law enforcement had located the owner of the vehicle, 56-year-old Jose Luis Oveido, brutally beaten outside of his home in late January.
“Ten days after the incident, police said they connected Ortiz to the crime,” reports KRGV.
Breitbart News has details on the assault: “The victim was at his home when the Honduran illegal immigrant arrived and assaulted him to steal the vehicle. Authorities have been able to determine that Andres Roberto Ortiz had been deported multiple times before being connected to the robbery.”
A GoFundMe account set up before Oveido’s death sheds more light on the deadly attack.
- Tragedy struck on Sunday 1/29/2017. He was home alone when he heard a noise in his backyard. He found himself confronted by thieves trying to steal his vehicle. He was beaten unconscious. A few hours later, Local Law Enforcement came to his home after finding his truck abandoned in a ditch. They found him still unconscious in his backyard. Jose Luis has not woken up since. His family is asking for prayers and help for medical expenses.
The Monitor reports Ortiz was almost deported after being pulled over in another traffic stop following the rollover accident:
- Days after the Honduran fled the scene of the alleged SUV theft, an undocumented man was pulled over and per McAllen police protocol, was then transferred to Border Patrol because he was undocumented. Then, the man, from Honduras, was transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials said, for deportation.
About an hour before the flight was scheduled to leave last week, McAllen police called, asking ICE to hold the Honduran man. McAllen police believed it may have been the same Honduran man who allegedly committed the assault and robbery. ICE honored the request, officials said.
Oveido was in a coma for nearly a month and finally passed away Friday morning.
The victim was a 15-year US Navy veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm, according to his son, with more details on his military service appearing on GoFundMe.