Criminal Alien Sentenced for Attacking Forest Service Officer

A previously deported, convicted felon, illegal alien was convicted of attacking a Forest Service officer in 2014.

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Jesus Eder Moreno-Ornelis, criminal alien, sentenced to 43 years for aggravated assault.

We have no immigration system and obviously our boare broken as this criminal alien easily returned to the United States after being deported.


Tucson, Arizona – Monday, Jesus Eder Moreno-Ornelas, 31, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 520 months in prison. Moreno-Ornelas was previously found guilty by a federal jury, of aggravated assault of a federal officer, use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, two counts of attempted robbery of government property, and illegal re-entry after deportation.

The evidence at trial showed that on Aug. 23, 2014, when Moreno-Ornelas and another individual were approached by a U.S. Forest Service officer who was working in the Coronado National Forest area near Douglas, Arizona, Moreno-Ornelas attacked the officer and took his gun, physically assaulting the officer and firing several shots before the officer regained control of the weapon. Moreno-Ornelas also unsuccessfully attempted to steal the officer’s patrol vehicle. At sentencing, Judge Jorgenson found that the evidence at trial had established premeditated intent to kill the victim and that Moreno-Ornelas had attempted to obstruct justice by threatening a witness prior to trial. Moreno-Ornelis was a convicted felon who was illegally present in the United States after having been previously deported.  Read more….

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