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Release the Resident Alien repeat offender

On meth for half his life, Mexican national makes felony plea deal

The judge ordered Juan Roldan's face obscured for media reports.
  • The judge ordered Juan Roldan's face obscured for media reports.

A repeat offender from Escondido, Juan Mozo Roldan, 29, made a felony plea deal and is expected to be released from custody on April 8, 2015.

Escondido police officer John Grohn said he scuffled with Roldan

Escondido police officer John Grohn said he scuffled with Roldan

In his most recent incident last December, Roldan evaded Escondido police with “wanton disregard for public safety,” a felony, and then scuffled with officers before he was taken into custody. He was on probation for drug charges at the time.

Judge Carlos Armour sentenced Roldan

Judge Carlos Armour sentenced Roldan

On March 5, judge Carlos Armour sentenced Roldan to 270 days in custody; he is being held in the East Mesa Detention facility, located in the southernmost part of San Diego County.

Roldan normally resides on Lincoln Avenue in Escondido. He completed the tenth grade at Escondido High School and is a Permanent Resident Alien; his birthplace is Puebla, Mexico, according to a probation report found in his court files.

Roldan told a probation officer that he started using marijuana when he was 15 and moved on to meth when he was 18. He said he used meth three to four times per week for 15 years but had given it up before the incident last December.

“He is most concerned that these convictions will affect his immigration status and his ability to remain with his wife and children, with whom he had been reconciling,” the probation officer reported. Roldan “is not allowed to live in the low income housing where his wife resides due to his criminal convictions,” the officer noted.

Roldan’s criminal history was reviewed in the report, and the probation officer declared that he has been on eight grants of “summary,” or unsupervised probation, since 2006.

Roldan’s contacts with Escondido police after turning 18 years old were listed as: three counts of under the influence, unlicensed driver, driving while license suspended, possession of dangerous weapon and DUI, misdemeanor resisting officer, possession of meth, resisting officer, possession of meth for sale, and possession of Xanax for sale.

Roldan’s latest scrape with the law was in December 2014: felony evasion of officers with reckless driving and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

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