Twice-Deported Man Beats Woman, Resists Arrests, Gives The 'Rona To 2 Cops

Sandy Malone

An illegal immigrant gave coronavirus to two Culpeper police officers who arrested him for beating his girlfriend.

Culpeper, VA – Two Culpeper police officers have tested positive for coronavirus after they had to go “hands on” with an infected twice-deported illegal immigrant who was assaulting a woman.

Culpeper Police Major Chris Settle said three officers were exposed to COVID-19 when they responded to a domestic violence incident in progress at about 2 a.m. on April 28, WTTG reported.

The police department said in a post on the Culpeper Police Department’s official Facebook page on Monday that when officers arrived at the home, they could hear a woman screaming inside it.

Officers made entry to the residence and found a man beating the woman up and attempted to detain him, according to the Facebook post.

But police said the suspect resisted arrest and forced officers to go “hands on” with him to take him into custody.

“Long story short, we had to utilize use of force to get the male in custody,” Maj. Settle told WTTG.

But because officers arrived at an assault-in-progress, they rushed into the home to intervene without taking the time to put on personal protective equipment (PPE) first.

The suspect was screened for coronavirus at the Culpeper County Jail and got a presumptive positive, so he was diverted to Novant/University of Virginia Culpeper Medical Center where he officially tested positive, according to the Culpeper police’s Facebook post.

Then he was transferred back to the jail and booked in with no bond, initially.

Upon making the arrest, Culpeper police learned the suspect was an illegal immigrant who had already been deported from the United States twice, according to the department’s Facebook post.

Maj. Settle said law enforcement notified U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that the illegal immigrant had been detained, but the federal agency opted not to pick him up as they typically would, WTTG reported.

“ICE did not come get him, and I think for obvious reasons,” he said. “I think because he had COVID-19.”

The major said police were not notified hours later when the Culpeper Juvenile Domestic and Relations Court held a bond hearing and released the suspect back into the community with no bond, WTTG reported.

A few days later, two of the officers who arrested the suspect tested positive for coronavirus, the police department said.

“As of today, they have mild symptoms at home in the early parts of this, and we’re hoping for the best,” Major Settle explained.

The third officer has been in quarantine, WTTG reported.

Police have not released the name or a picture of the suspect because of medical privacy restrictions, and there has been significant blowback from the Culpeper community.

“We totally understand that, we totally get it,” Major Settle told WTTG. “But again it is a medical privacy issue and does create a liability.”

Police don’t know where the suspect is now, but said there is a domestic violence restraining order in place that prohibits him from returning to the home where he was arrested.

Comments (18)
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Shepfershort
Shepfershort

Find him and perforate the prick.

ikaika
ikaika

Let's see... He's been deported twice, but came back again to tune up his girlfriend and give the coronavirus to anyone with whom he came in contact -- two or three cops doing their jobs. ICE wouldn't take him, and he must have been ecstatic at that! No one even knows where this asshole is, but we can be sure that he is just quaking in fear of that restraining order, which he probably isn't even aware of. The criminal justice system failed everyone except the criminal.

rds40
rds40

Drop him from 5000 feet nect time

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Just my opinion, but "hands on" wrestling with suspects that could be infected has to stop. If the suspect refuses to cooperate, "asp-his-ass" (AHA!) and call for a robot to drag the sorry POS out of the house or building. You don't want the AHA! treatment - Don't resist arrest. That simple. Think this is too extreme? What is your strategy when all LE finally wake up and decide it just not worth it and you're left to defend for yourself? Don't worry about ACLU. All their heads just exploded. Now back to my morning coffee and tranquility. Good Morning All!

Mama1959
Mama1959

A man or a juvenile??

2ezas
2ezas

Sooner or later they will all be sent home

JBoH
JBoH

If one of these officers dies...up the charge to murder.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Something seriously wrong with the deportation system and the justice system!👎😣

ofc dac
ofc dac

Charlie Bronson him...

MICHAEL THE POET
MICHAEL THE POET

SEND HIM BACK TO WHERE HE IS FROM IN A BODY BAG

Olehippie
Olehippie

Shame on you. You forgot to add they need to clean and sanitize their tools after each use. But agree totally.


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