Illegal threatens to kill cop

Published 12:06 am Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An illegal alien is now being held in the county jail after he allegedly caused a two-vehicle accident and then spit in a police officer’s face.

Lt. Paul Dean of the Anda-lusia Police Depa-rtment said at approximately 10:15 p.m. Friday night, Jhimmy David Hernandez Carranza, 30, of Andalusia, was involved in a two-vehicle fender bender at the Mr. Henry’s on South Three Notch Street.


Dean said when officers arrived, they noticed an intoxicated Carranza attempting to walk away from the scene.

“The officer put him in the back of the patrol car so they could investigate the accident,” Dean said. “Shortly after, that’s when he began kicking the back window of the patrol car to get out. When officers attempted to calm him down, he began to fight them. During their response to his resistance, Carranza was sprayed with a chemical weapon, which had no effect on him.

“With the assistance of a civilian and two (Andalusia) fire fighters, officers were able to subdue him and arrest him,” he said. “Once he was handcuffed and assisted to his feet, Carranza shouted, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ and spit in the officer’s face.

“We have reason to believe Carranza is possibly HIV-positive, and have taken all necessary precautions for the safety of our officers,” he said.

As a result, Carranza was charged with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, driving while under the influence and third-degree criminal mischief.

Dean said he is currently being held on a $19,000 bond on those charges; however, he is also being held for Immigrations and Customs after it was discovered Carranza has a failure to appear warrant after failing to attend a deportation hearing.

Carranza, a 30-year-old Honduras native, has been in the U.S. since 2001, working as a “self-employed handyman.” Dean said Carranza has married since arriving in the U.S., but has not obtained citizenship, a Green Card or a Social Security card.

Carranza will remain in the county jail until the local charges are handled, and then he will be turned over to immigrations, Dean said.