Man Deported Three Times, Arrested Again in DE

NCCo Police arrested Jorge Mejias on Friday, after Wilmington Police provided county investigators with his real identity
By Joe LeCompte 1450 Wilm Newsradio
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Authorities are having a difficult time in keeping one man out of the United States. According to County Police records, a man from the Dominican Republic, living in Wilmington, has been deported not once or twice, but three times. Somehow, 30-year-old Jorge Mejias was able to make it back into the United States and settle in Wilmington. Mejias’ story begins again on the 1st of July, when he was stopped in the Community of Rambleton, after the County Police Mobile Enforcement Team received information that he would delivering cocaine. While Mejias was found to be holding several hundred dollars, he had no drugs, but began driving in aggressive manner. Police stopped him and confiscated his car and the suspected drug money. He told County Police his name was Hector Rivera, but Wilmington Police provided his real identity. Last Friday, County Police asked Mejias to pick-up his car, when he came to police headquarters, he was arrested and charged with various offenses, including forgery and criminal impersonation. Police have also contacted Federal immigration authorities, who issued a federal detainer for Mejias. He's being held at the Howard Young Prison on 14-thousand dollars bail. ... le=3948109