Man Charged With Reckless Homicide In Wrong-Way Crash Has Immigration Hold

The man charged with reckless homicide in a wrong- way crash has an ice hold placed on him. But what exactly does that mean for the case?

The Warrick County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Osiel Marroquin was driving drunk, nearly three times the legal limit, when he hit a vehicle head on on state road 62 near Chandler. That crash killed 15-year-old Skylar Robinson-Williamson of Boonville. 

Warrick County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Perry says, "I know that there are a certain level of crimes that are automatic deportation."

The Federal Immigration Department has placed a hold on Marroquin's case to determine the legality of him being in the U.S.

"If for some reason he was released from jail on a bond or something like that then he doesn't get released ICE comes down to pick him up," Perry says. 

Perry thinks officials couldn't find proper documentation for Marroquin when he was booked into jail. However, Perry says if Marroquin is convicted, he will serve his sentence before immigration gets involved. 

"I think some people get the idea if immigration gets involved they're going to come in and deport him and he's not going to face our courts and have to go through that process," Perry says. "That's not going to happen."

The prosecutor's office says this does not affect how they're going to handles the case. Marroquin will get the rights that everyone else has. 

His initial court appearance has been set for December 27.

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