Pizza Deliveryman Arrested at Military Base Jailed Again
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was held up as an example of zealous U.S. immigration enforcement has been arrested in a domestic violence case.
A criminal complaint alleges that Pablo Villavicencio pushed his wife against a wall, slapped her and grabbed her phone to keep her from calling police.
It says the incident occurred Thursday at the couple's Hempstead, Long Island home.
He was arraigned Saturday on a misdemeanor charge and remained jailed Monday afternoon.
His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Villavicencio was detained on June 1 after delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn. He was seeking to establish legal residency and overcome a 2010 order to leave the country.
The government declined to appeal the July decision freeing him.
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