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Man accused in fatal Salem DUII back in jail after ICE arrest


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Mexican citizen accused of killing a Salem couple while driving drunk and released on bail was back in jail Tuesday following his arrest by deportation officers.

Eduardo De La Lima-Vargas, 39, was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents when he left the Marion County Jail after posting bail last Thursday.

The Statesman Journal reports that Marion County prosecutors filed a motion to reconsider holding him without bail in order to prevent his removal from the United States so he can face prosecution for his alleged crimes here before being deported to Mexico.

According to ICE officials, De La Lima-Vargas is a citizen of Mexico residing illegally in the United States.

Marion County Judge David Leith ruled in the prosecutors’ favor, and De La Lima-Vargas was returned to Salem from an ICE detention facility in The Dalles..

Online records Tuesday showed he was being held without bail on two counts each of first-degree manslaughter and reckless endangerment, as well as DUII and reckless driving.

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