FREDERICK, MD - On Tuesday, police arrested Juan Chica-Pereira, 29, after he reportedly assaulted three officers. He was being taken into custody for drunk driving and a hit-and-run.
Officers also discovered several drugs inside the suspect’s vehicle, including fentanyl.
Chica-Pereira was charged with three counts of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (fentanyl), possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, hit-and-run and an additional 18 traffic violations, including driving without a license.
Incredibly, despite the obvious danger and flight risk this illegal alien poses, a Frederick County District Court Commissioner, ordered Chica-Pereira released on his own recognizance.
Fortunately, Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, unlike nearly all officials in the ‘sanctuary state’ of Maryland, continues to enforce the law, and has continued to work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and refused to release Chica-Pereira.
Since 2008, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has participated in the 287(g) program. As such, an ICE detainer was placed on Chica-Pereira at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, and this dangerous individual remains in custody today.
*In a country filled with elected officials who have appeared to turn their backs on law enforcement, and in turn, have left law-abiding citizens at the mercy of violent criminals, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins should be congratulated for his unwavering commitment to his oath of office.
Thank you Sheriff Jenkins for upholding the law and continuing to protect the public!
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