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Ten percent in jail are suspected illegals

There are 1 comment on the Medford Mail Tribune story from Mar 8, 2010, titled Ten percent in jail are suspected illegals. In it, Medford Mail Tribune reports that:

Inmates with no-bail immigration holds placed upon them by the federal government make up close to 10 percent of the Jackson County Jail population, a number that has held steady for the past five years, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters.

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Overland Park, KS

#1 Mar 8, 2010
Latino , 21, pleads guilty to punching 59-year-old woman, breaking her jaw
The Kansas City Star

Pedro GuzmanMore News
Man, 21, pleads guilty to punching 59-year-old woman, breaking her jaw Pedro Guzman, 21, was charged with first-degree assault for punching the woman and breaking her jaw during an altercation on May 23, 2008, said Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd.

Zahnd said the incident unfolded after Guzman had given a woman a ride to her grandmother’s home. Guzman became angry because he thought the passenger had shut his car door too hard.

The grandmother, who was standing outside, asked Guzman to leave, but instead he punched her in the face, breaking the woman’s jaw, Zahnd said.

The woman was unable to eat solid food for four weeks. She continues to have pain and headaches as a result of the injury, he said.

Zahnd said phone calls from the Platte County Jail recorded Guzman saying,“People got to learn not to mouth off to people they don’t know.”

Guzman is scheduled to be sentenced May 20.

“It is despicable for a man to punch a woman – and even more so when the woman is nearly 40 years older than the man,” Zahnd said.

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