A Texas homeowner will have the opportunity to see justice served after being put through a terrifying ordeal by three illegal immigrants that saw the suspects break into his home while he was sleeping, abduct him in his own vehicle, and then leave him stranded in a different town.
19-year-old German Adalid Borjas-Benitez, 17-year-old Henrry Eduar Rivera-Antunez, and 17-year-old Erik Pagoada-Bustillo were arrested last Friday in Port Arthur and are each facing a felony charge of burglary of a habitation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ordered immigration detainers for all three, who are suspected of being illegal immigrants from Honduras.
Their crime stems back to the night of May 8, when attorney Him Sharon Bearden Jr. was fast asleep is his home in Orange. Two of the three suspects gained entry into Beardenâ€™s home while the third remained in the getaway vehicle and acted as a driver and lookout.
Bearden was awakened by the pair of culprits and promptly tied up as the men ransacked his home, nabbing several high-price items like firearms and electronics. He was then forced into his car and driven to Port Arthur, where the suspects demanded that he withdraw cash from a bank and hand it over to them. Thatâ€™s when they finally let Bearden go â€“ but made off with his car.
It took less than a week for the Orange County Sheriffâ€™s Office Criminal Investigation Division to identify all three of the suspects and then track them down in Port Arthur. Once in custody, the suspects quickly confessed to the crime.
Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a historic bill that eliminated sanctuary cities in Texas by imposing harsh financial penalties on jurisdictions that do not comply with federal immigration officials and creating criminal punishments for sheriffs and police chiefs that do not enforce immigration law.