UPDATED 11:13 AM PT — Thursday, July 23, 2020
The man accused of killing three members of a law enforcement motorcycle club and injuring several others in Texas was in the country illegally.
“A guy who shouldn’t even have been in this country was drunk by noon on a Saturday and veered over the center line and killed three of the best men I have ever met,” said David Weed, spokesman for Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirmed 28-year-old Ivan Robles Navejas is an illegal immigrant who has avoided deportation.
Police records also show he was arrested in 2018 for allegedly hitting someone with a truck and biting off part of the victim’s ear. He was out on bond for that case when he allegedly was driving drunk over the weekend.
Navejas hit and killed three members of the Thin Blue Line Motorcycle Club. The deceased victims have been identified as retired Officer Joseph Paglia and U.S. Army veterans Michael White and Jerry Harbour.
Records also show Navejas was arrested on a DWI charge in 2016. He was also a recipient of the DACA program and had permanent resident status, which expired last year.
“Tell me how he’s driving drunk after those kinds of incidents in 2020 and not sitting in a jail somewhere or at least deported out of our country,” Weed continued.
Navejas is now facing multiple charges, including intoxicated manslaughter and assault.