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September 15, 2022Phoenix, AZ, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ICE detainee who escaped from Eloy Detention Center recaptured

PHOENIX – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee, Carlos Humberto Guardado-Orellana, 19, a Honduran national, escaped from the Eloy Detention Center (EDC) in Eloy, Sept. 14.

On Aug. 25, Scottdale Police Department (SPD) officers arrested Guardado-Orellana, and charged him with kidnapping/apprehension of injury, kidnapping for ransom/hostage, domestic violence/endangerment, and custody interference of a child or incompetent person. On that same date, ICE officers interviewed Guardado-Orellana at the Maricopa County Jail (MCJ) in Phoenix, and lodged an Immigration Detainer-Notice of Action, Form I-247, with the MCJ.

On Sept. 6, Guardado-Orellana was released to ICE custody and transported to the Florence Detention Center in Florence. On Sept. 7, ICE transferred Guardado-Orellana to the EDC. On Sept. 14, at approximately 11:14 p.m., CoreCivic personnel at the EDC notified ICE that Guardado-Orellana had escaped from custody. Search and apprehension efforts were initiated immediately. On Sept. 15, at approximately 7:26 a.m., the Eloy Police Department notified ICE’s Enforcement Removal and Operations (ERO) Phoenix that they had apprehended Guardado-Orellana.

“We are grateful for the immediate response and collaboration with our local law enforcement partners,” said John E. Cantu, field office director for ERO Phoenix. “We used every resource available to apprehend Guardado-Orellana and he is no longer a threat to public safety.”
Updated: 09/15/2022