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Three Retired Officers Allegedly Killed by Illegal Alien Free on Bail

Breitbart reports an illegal alien, who was accused of killing three retired law enforcement officers and critically injuring nine others, had been out on bail. The suspect could have been deported in 2016 but was not.

Ivan Robles Navejas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged by the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office on six counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.

According to police, on Saturday afternoon Navejas was driving drunk on Texas 16 south of Kerrville in Kerr County. He allegedly drove across the center lane and into a group of motorcyclists who were riding with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, an organization of active and retired law enforcement officers.

The three men killed in the collision include 74-year-old Jerry Wayne Harbour of Houston, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a retired pilot for Eastern Airlines; 48-year-old Joseph Paglia of Chicago, a retired police detective; and 20-something Michael White, also of Chicago, a police officer and retired Army officer.

KENS 5 News  learned that Navejas has a lengthy criminal arrest record. The records show Navejas had been arrested in 2013 and was eventually convicted in 2015 for evading arrest.

In 2016, Navejas was arrested for driving drunk. The case was never prosecuted and although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) came in contact with Navejas, the illegal alien was not enough of a priority to arrest and deport.

When the fatal crash occurred, Navejas had been out on bail for a 2018 case in which he allegedly hit a man with his truck — pinning him up against his truck and another vehicle — before biting his ear off and biting his back.

Navejas was arrested the next day but was released hours later after posting a $65,000 bond. He was awaiting trial at the time of the crash that killed Paglia, Harbour, and White. Currently, Navejas is in Kerr County Jail on a $500,000 bail.