Cops subdue illegal alien after bar fight

| 21 Feb 2012 | 11:01

    MONROE-An illegal immigrant, deported in late 1980s following his arrest by the FBI on cocaine charges, was arrested early Sunday morning after police received a "fight in progress" call at Fat Boys Bar on Lake Street. Police said the suspect had kicked out the glass door at the bar. When an officer attempted to take him into custody, the suspect, who initially refused to identify himself, kicked the officer in the groin and legs. Police said the suspect kicked a second officer before he was placed inside a police vehicle. There, police added, he tried to kick out the back window. Police shackled the man's legs. The leg irons were removed so he could walk into the station, but the suspect "attacked the officers in a kicking frenzy." At this point, police hit him with a Taser, a devise that uses electrical current to overrides the body's central nervous system to render the suspect incapable of fighting. The leg irons were reattached and he was carried into the cell block. The suspect had no identification. He was booked as a John Doe but after arraignment, he provided officers with his name, Jose F. Nunez; age, 41; and residence, Camp LaGuardia. Further investigation showed that the FBI in Alexandria, Va., arrested Nunez in January 1986 om charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Police said Nunez, who was born in Peru, was given a suspended sentence later that year and deported. The Department of Homeland Security ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has no record of his legal re-entry into this country, police said. The ICE is now investigating Nunez on immigration violation charges in addition to the state charges. Locally, he faces the following charges: third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree assault, felonies, and resisting arrest and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, misdemeanors. He was arraigned and sent to the Orange County Jail on $10,000 cash bail The officers did not require any medical attention for their injuries nor did they miss any time at work. Monroe Police have had the Taser for about a year and this was the second time it was used it on a combative subject. According to police, the first time was a few months ago when the driver of a car high on cocaine became violent toward officers when his car was stopped.