That headline doesn’t tell the story. It would take a short novel to do that.
Two days before Gustavo Garcia’s “reign of terror”through Tulare County, he was arrested by Tulare County sheriff’s deputies for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Deputies held Garcia at the Tulare County jail for 10 hours before releasing him back to the public, according to Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux.
Less than 48 hours later, Garcia would go on a rampage through Tulare County that left three dead, including Garcia, and at least seven hospitalized. He’s accused of racking up a dozen crimes in 24 hours.
While he urged Walmart customers to buy bullets for him, he ultimately took matters into his own hands 30 minutes before the deadly crime spree, according to Tulare police. Officers said Garcia stole 300 9mm bullets from Walmart before gunning down two and shooting several others.
Before Garcia’s release, ICE officials alerted deputies that Garcia was a criminal with a violent past who had been deported once in 2004 and again in 2014. Garcia served 27 months in a federal prison between deportations for illegally reentering the country.
ICE agents issued an immigration hold against Garcia on Friday, following his arrest. The hold was not honored, however, and Garcia was released later that day, unbeknownst to ICE.
“This is an unfortunate and extremely tragic example of how public safety is impacted with laws or policies limiting local law enforcement agencies’ ability to cooperate with ICE,” the federal agency said in a statement.
Boudreaux agreed with ICE agents.
“The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is equally as frustrated with this situation,” Boudreaux said. “Because of California law, detainers can no longer be recognized by local law enforcement.”
Jerry Brown has more blood on his hands. Nothing will top Jim Jones. But it’s enough to keep any man with a soul up at night. The details of this, the proximity of the release to the crime spree should make this a poster boy for building the Wall.
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