Who is Juan Ordaz-Contreras?
In Louisa County Circuit Court on Sept. 20, the man who sat in the defendant’s seat claimed that Juan Ordaz-Contreras is his brother and that his own name is Edrecuis.
The defendant has been on the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list since October of 2012 under the name of Juan.
When he was arrested in August of 2006 for driving while intoxicated and possession of a concealed weapon, he claimed to be Juan and proceeded to serve his nine months in jail as Juan.
Judge Timothy K. Sanner asked the man about his being in the court previously, where he accepted a plea agreement under the name of Juan. He replied he did not remember, which was also the reply given to most of the court’s questions during the hearing.
According to the court, the man’s probation officer advised in a letter to the court that he believed the man was in the United States illegally.
The man said he has lived in Orange with his seven-year-old daughter for years, except for a brief time when he returned to Mexico for seven months when his grandmother died.
He told the court that he wanted to stay in Mexico for three years, but was unable.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire told the court that the man has been arrested three times for driving under the influence and has not done anything he was suppose to do, is in the United States illegally and it is difficult to get a straight answer out of him.
Defense attorney Richard Harry argued that though the man may have used his brother’s name, he is the one that served the nine months jail time in Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange and two months jail time in Spotsylvania.
To read the entire story, see the Sept. 26 edition of The Central Virginian.