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Man charged with assault of sheriff's deputy deported to Mexico

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

A suspect thought to be on the run from police is actually out of the country. The man accused of putting a sheriff's deputy in a chokehold two weeks ago, didn't show up for a court appearance Wednesday. Officials assumed Angel Garcia Davila was on the lam. Instead he's been deported.

Gloria Garcia Garza is the niece of Angel Garcia Davila, who is the man thought to be on the run Wednesday. In reality, he's been deported to an unknown location in Mexico after he posted bail at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.

"Immigration was already waiting for him at the door," said Gloria. "So he just got deported like two days ago."

It's a fact the Sheriff's Office and County Attorney appeared to miss, after Angel failed to appear in court for a charge of assaulting a police officer. Angel allegedly put a deputy in a chokehold while the officer was chasing his brother, Fernando, who also happens to be Gloria's father.   

"I honestly don't know the reason that either one of them were subject to deportation," said Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem.

Fernando had been pulled over on a traffic stop and has a criminal drug history. He's now being held at the Sherburne County Immigrations and Customs facility, but is set to return to Olmsted County to face charges next week. As for Angel, he may never return.

"If he ever does come back, and he comes to our attention, he will be arrested on a warrant and he will be brought back here," said Ostrem.

"My aunt you know she's going all crazy because they're saying all of this about my uncle when he had never really got in trouble," said Gloria of Angel. "He's like a good worker man."

Gloria was also arrested for her involvement in the attack of the deputy, as was her grandmother Maria Davila-Garcia and another relative.

"None of that is true what they're saying," Gloria said of the incident report. "I didn't touch him (the deputy) at all."

Gloria did not see if and when Angel assaulted the deputy, but the sheriff's office has taken the situation very seriously. Gloria defends her family.

"All we did was tell him, 'stop, stop' because he was choking my dad," she said.

Gloria and her grandmother will be back for plea hearings in November.
    
As for Angel's deportation, Sheriff Kevin Torgerson tells us ICE is not required to let local law enforcement know if they have a former detainee. He says once a person is out of their custody, what happens next is out of their control.

For more background on this story and the initial incident, click here.

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