3 illegals denied bond after manhunt
by Megan Thornton
mthornton@mdjonline.com
October 04, 2011 11:54 PM | 2782 views | 14 14 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CANTON — A Cherokee County judge has denied bond for three illegal immigrants living in Smyrna who authorities say led police on a car chase, fired on a state patrol trooper and prompted a day-long manhunt near the Cherokee-Bartow county line.

The three men were charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and other traffic charges in connection with the police pursuit on Sunday. The three were ordered held without bail Tuesday afternoon.

Arturo Aceves Ramirez, 22, was apprehended by Bartow County SWAT on Monday around 10 a.m. near Upper Sweetwater Trail, off Highway 20 near the Cherokee-Bartow line, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said. The other two — Jose Salvador Vera Lule, 28, and Edgar Ortega Maldonado, 35 — were arrested around 5 p.m. Monday close to Lake Allatoona, about three miles away.

Law enforcement officials searched about 5,500 acres for the men.

The incident began when a caller reported the occupants had fired a gun at a passing SUV on Interstate 75 northbound in Bartow County, according to the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office. A Georgia State trooper located the Civic on Georgia Highway 20, but the men refused to pull over, prompting a pursuit, Baker said.

Baker said “numerous” shots were fired at the patrol car during the pursuit as the three fled from the vehicle off Georgia 20 just before Woodall Road in Cherokee County. The trooper was not injured.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia State Patrol, and several county and city law enforcement departments searched for the trio for 22 hours.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead and local authorities could not elaborate on the exact type of guns used or the circumstances of shootout on the interstate, citing an open investigation by the GBI.
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Pam J
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October 05, 2011
Good thing there wasn't any bond, because they would have been gone like the wind. It will be interesting to see what happens to them. Do illegals have the right to a fair trial? Probably not. Do we deport them? Why? They'll just come back, for revenge if nothing else. Just drop them in the middle of an area where the Mexican drug cartel is.
Old Vet
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October 05, 2011
Beverly Cater - Did you not read that they are illegal? Illegals aren't screened. They come here due to our government allowing it by not protecting our borders. Screen them? What a joke.
evan gammage
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October 05, 2011
But now we only have two directions to go. Deport them and they beat the deportation bus back to Georgia or lock them up for 20 years for attempted murder where they will be kept in plush (for them) conditions at taxpayer expense.
Surprise surprise
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October 05, 2011
I have heard of several cases where the illegals are simply shipped over the border. It is wrong that we do not lock away these illegals for there crimes, and then deport them to a desert in the most southern point in Mexico. Unfortunately, we deport them right over the border and they are back within weeks. I know this for a fact because my stduents at school have been through deportation of their parents. The parent in back within two months...illegally of course! Politicians are to blame!
Axeman
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October 05, 2011
Hey Rich Pellegrino...I suppose this is another case of the police locking up poor illegals for no reason other than their skin color...and oh by the way I am not a hater...or a bigot...or a racist...just an observer and taxpayer...
June39
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October 05, 2011
I'l put these criminals on a plane so fast, they wouldn't know what hit them. Make it the first one going to Tierra del Fuego. They'd have a hard time getting home from there! In fact, let't keep a fleet of C-130s, filled with ilegals going back and forth there until they are all gone.
Beverly Cater
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October 05, 2011
Has any of our so-called "leaders" ever studied

the history of Mexican culture before they allowed

all these illegal foreigners in?

Violence, Murder, kidnapping, rape, child molestation, animal abuse are part of life in Mexico.

And yes the decent people there are affected

by it too.

WE NEED TO SCREEN IMMIGRANTS BEFORE ALLOWING THEM IN. That is how our country worked in the past.
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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October 05, 2011
MEMO TO ALL IMMIGRANTS & ILLEGALS:

It's allright to come up from nothing but, please, just don't bring it with you!
Not Surprised
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October 05, 2011
Three illegals from the Smyrna area how shocking. Let's give 'em a free pass, after all they are only here for a better life. Hahahahahaha, sure they are.
Pat H
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October 05, 2011
We would like to hear from Rich Pellegrino and Jerry Gonzalez who attack Sheriff Warren as being from the wild west and locking up illegals for no reason. We know they wouldn't put themselves in the line of fire as these brave Sheriff's deputies.
anonymous
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October 05, 2011
give ICE time and they will have deferred status and allowed to partake in a pre-trial diversion program. Oh wait its not cobb county, nevermind.
Robert Johnson
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October 05, 2011
No big deal! They were only looking for a better life! Give them amnesty now!
Dustoff
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October 05, 2011
Well it will be a short time now before Rich and Jerry start whining about the treatment of these poor men who were just trying to better themselves.
West Cobb Resident
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October 05, 2011
Geez, guys. What were you thinking? First, you're in the country illegally, then you're shooting at cars, then you shoot at cops who are CHASING you! I guess you felt like playing grown up Cops & Robbers. Now....I hope you do about 20 years each for your "fun time" and then get your butts deported back to Juarez. Maybe by then it will be much more difficult for you to get back into this country. While you're in prison, please try to educate yourselves, because none of you could have gone much past the third grade, based on your actions.
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