An illegal immigrant nabbed at the Mexican perimeter over the weekend is an MS-1 3 gang member who was deported for burglarizing an Oregon home as a scared 12 -year-old girl hid under a blanket.
Jorge Antonio Avila-Rodas was apprehended Saturday with four other humen in an area 12 miles south of Arivaca, Ariz ., Border Patrol agents told. The 34 -year-old Honduran national was identified by agents as an MS-1 3 gang member during processing.
Officials told Avila-Rodas has felony convictions for burglary in Oregon, as well as immigration violations, without details. He now faces federal criminal charges for re-entering the country as a felon.
Reports show that Avila-Rodas was deported after serving 16 months in prison for burglarizing a house in Troutdale, Ore ., in 2010 with two others.
The case generated headlines when police released a videotape of a 911 bellow Mackenzie Hughes made as she was hiding from the burglars in her bedroom.
“Try not to cry, ” the 911 operator told the distraught sixth-grader, the Oregonian reported at the time. “I know it’s hard. Do you have a stuffed animal or something you can hold onto? “
The paper told Mackenzie struggled to hold back tears. She told the operator she couldn’t reach a stuffed animal without revealing her concealing spot.
“It’s OK, ” the operator said. “You’ve got me here with you.”
The paper reported that as they spoke Mackenzie told the operator her phone wasnt cordless and wouldnt reach into the closet.
The operator told her to hide in the bed under the blanket.
“He’s in my room, ” Mackenzie whispered from her concealing spot.
“He’s in your room? ” the operator said, according to the report. “Be quiet, OK? Don’t talk to me, OK? Just don’t talk.”
The 911 call lasted more than eight minutes until the burglars left and policemen caught them.
Prosecutors said the man who entered Mackenzies room was 22 -year-old Alexis Colindres-Munoz, who cooperated with policemen after his arrest and served a 6-month prison sentence.
They said Avila-Rodas and another man, 23 -year-old Benito Flores-Amador acted as lookouts. Flores-Amador was also an illegal immigrant who was deported after serving his prison sentence.
The Oregonian reported that at the sentencing Avila-Rosas apologized to Mackenzie through an interpreter, telling the trauma the girl “ve been through” fills me with sadness. And the truth is I actually regret that and its not going to happen again.”
The paper reported at the time that to everyone’s amaze Mackenzie attended the sentencing. She presented up with her mom, who told the burglars they picked the incorrect house.
Mackenzie Hughes is smart-alecky, and she is brave, Tracey Ferguson told them.
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