Valpo arrest leads to Homeland Security charge

2013-01-14T22:07:00Z 2013-01-15T20:40:05Z Valpo arrest leads to Homeland Security chargeKeith Benman, (219) 933-3326
January 14, 2013 10:07 pm  • 

A Homeland Security agent has filed a complaint a Valparaiso man is in the country illegally after that man was arrested last week on other charges by Valparaiso police.

Leonardo Torres-Flores, 22, of 152 S. Garfield Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested last week by Valparaiso police for public intoxication and disorderly conduct for fighting, according to Valparaiso police.

On Friday, U.S. Homeland Security Special Agent Marc Rochon filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Hammond that Torres-Flores was twice deported from the United States within a period of eight days in January 2011.

The agent said he was contacted by Valparaiso police after Torres-Flores' arrest on Jan. 6 in Valparaiso because a police officer there suspected he was in the U.S. illegally. A check of federal databases confirmed that, Rochon said.

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