Questionable whether it will be much of a deterrent for Orvin Omar Reyes-Martinez…
(John Wynne, Liberty Headlines) Multiple illegal entries into the United States, and multiple instances of assaulting law enforcement – after all that, Honduran national Orvin Omar Reyes-Martinez, 31, is going to get 12 months and one day in prison.
According to a press release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a judge sentenced the illegal alien after taking into account his extensive record, as well as the “gravity of the injury” Reyes-Martinez inflicted to a law enforcement officer during his most recent arrest.
It’s the second time in less than 17 months that Reyes-Martinez has found himself in the American legal system.
In December of 2016, he was deported back to Honduras, but illegally re-entered the country sometime later.
ICE officers caught up with Reyes-Martinez in February when he appeared at Fairfax County General District Court in Virginia, on local charges.
But when ICE personnel identified themselves and attempted to arrest him, Reyes-Martinez fled.
The officers apprehended him, but not before a fight, during which Reyes-Martinez bit an officer, drawing blood.
The arrest of an illegal alien inside of a courthouse is done only in certain circumstances, notes the press release.
It only happens in the case of “targeted aliens with criminal convictions, gang members, national security or public safety threats, aliens who have been ordered removed from the United States but have failed to deport, and aliens who have re-entered the country illegally after being removed …”
With his year-and-a-day sentence, it is questionable whether it will be much of a deterrent for Reyes-Martinez.
Still, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) field office director Russell Hott praised the action of the court:
“Anyone in the course of his or her duties as a law enforcement officer routinely comes face to face with situations and individuals that threaten their safety. I am comforted to see that our justice system continues to have no place for a dangerous and reoffending criminal alien who seeks to harm these officers sworn to serve and protect.”
For more, read the press release from ICE here.