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Old 09-24-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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RALEIGH - A Mexican immigrant who was robbed in his Knightdale home last week called 911 for help, but now he faces a criminal charge of his own.
Self-employed mechanic Jose Luis Segura-Rios said he has lived illegally in the United States for at least 15 years. The turn of events that landed him in jail and his brother in the custody of federal immigration authorities for scheduled deportation has Segura-Rios and his attorney questioning the case's impact on the willingness of illegal immigrants to seek police help as crime victims.

Segura-Rios was charged with a forgery count of common-law uttering after investigators determined he had provided them false identification and misrepresented who he was after the Sept. 16 robbery, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Search warrants indicate that at least one of the suspects who broke into the Terry Lane house Segura-Rios shared with his brother and two other men was asked whether the motive for the robbery was to recover more than $200,000 from a cocaine deal. The warrant does not say why the investigators think the robbery was drug-related.

According to the search warrants, no drugs, drug paraphernalia or money related to the alleged transaction were recovered from the home, however, and Segura-Rios denied knowledge of any drug dealing in a Tuesday interview from the Wake County jail. Also, Segura-Rios said that as the robbers fled his home, a Wake County sheriff's deputy struck him in the leg with a baton as he tried to explain the robbers were getting away.

Asked whether he regretted calling 911 for help, Segura-Rios said Tuesday, "I'd have to think hard about it, because look what happens when you call 911. You end up losing, because you have no one protecting you."

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If they call, we're coming," he said. "If the victims are truthful with us, [and] haven't committed any violations of the law, we don't care [about their residency status]," Harrison said. "At that point, we're trying to protect them just like we would anybody else. But when they start lying to us during our investigation, that throws up a red flag."


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Duh Seriously, you have to wonder what's wrong with these people?
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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Duh Seriously, you have to wonder what's wrong with these people?
One must question . . . is it BLATANT ARROGANCE or MEGA STUPIDITY?

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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One must question . . . is it BLATANT ARROGANCE or MEGA STUPIDITY?

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I do believe it's both!
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