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Hit-and-Run Suspect’s Brother Arrested by ICE

Police say Miguel Ixpec-Chitay lied to investigators about not talking to his brother, Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay, who is wanted for the death of Sister Jackie Walsh.

The brother of a man suspected in the July 9 hit-and-run death of a Syosset nun in Water Mill was himself arrested recently, after authorities say he lied about having had contact with his fugitive brother.

Miguel Ixpec-Chitay was charged with offering a false statement to a federal agent, said Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa of the Southampton Town Police Department. He was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at his home on Horton Avenue in Riverhead, early on the morning of Sept. 13, according to Costa.

Ixpec-Chitay is jailed and the case was taken to the attorney general's office, she said.

His brother, Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay, 30, is said to have been driving his employer's vehicle when he fatally struck 59-year-old Sister Jackie Walsh, a pastoral associate at St. Edward the Confessor, who was staying at a nearby retreat house with fellow members of the Sisters of Mercy.

Newsday reports that, according to a criminal complaint, Miguel Ixpec-Chitay told federal authorities on July 13 he had not been on the phone with his brother for weeks, but records proved they had 19 phone calls on July 9 and July 10, the day of and the day following the hit-and-run.

Costa said authorities believe both men are in the U.S. illegally.

Police have said Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay was known to frequent Water Mill and Riverhead, but now they believe he has fled New York State. A $5,000 reward is being offered for help locating him.

Costa said the Sept. 13 arrest is in furtherance of the investigation to track down Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay. “We’re working in conjunction with several different agencies to locate Mr. Chitay," she said.

Whale Ofaguy September 19, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Carlos: "Confess or you work Randy's campaign!". That'll scare the s**t out of him. Nobody wants to work for a Latino-phobic loser.
Jack September 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Now that's enough Tim
Chris M September 20, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Wow, the left loves illegals so much they'll even embrace murderers and their accomplices. It's not about "Latinos", it's about a country having the right to control it's immigration. But then, being traitorous is nothing new for you, is it? Here's hoping an uninsured, unlicensed, drunken illegal alien smashes into you and leaves you paralyzed. Maybe when you find out they've skipped the country and you're left eating cat food for the rest of your life you'll reconsider your love of the unchecked flow of criminals into the country.
Ralebird September 20, 2012 at 06:03 AM
"Here's hoping an uninsured, unlicensed, drunken illegal alien smashes into you and leaves you paralyzed." What a wonderful person you are, and all because his opinion differs from yours. That may be the most unAmerican statement seen here in a long time.
Stinker September 20, 2012 at 09:59 AM
Those are brothers? They don't even look alike.
Jaguar-Guy September 20, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Pretty soon - "Dreamers" will all have free Insurance provided at Taxpayer expense. Obama's newest entitlement that might do some good for those injured by these uninsured, unlicensed and often times, drunk, CRIMINALS.
Stinker September 20, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Why even have borders to our country? Why are they there? In fact, why don't we approach all countries and have them just stand down from their borders and we can go back to Gondwanaland. I'm pretty sure that was when all of the continents were together before they split and separated. One world!
Whale Ofaguy September 20, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Now Romney wants to open Mexico's border but charge admission...like the Olympics. Romney, Cheney and Altschuler will keep 90% for the corporation they will form to run the operation. But Romney says the other 10% will balance the budget and pay down the debt. "Details to follow", Mitt said.
MJD0615 September 21, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Another illegal who should be deported....so, he can sneak back over the border again next week. Our immigration laws are a joke. And, so is our border security. Our mamby-pamby politicians won't dare touch this subject because they are afraid of losing votes. Illegals have no place in this country...no matter what country they come from.
mercehamptons September 23, 2012 at 05:26 PM
WHAT IS THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ILLEGALS??? OR LATINOS??? LET ME REFRESH YOUR MEMORY..... AMERICANS!!! MOST OF YOU ARE ON MEDICATION, ILLEGAL DRUGS, OR BIG DRINKERS!!! THERE ARE PLENTY OF AMERICANS WHO DRIVE WITH NO LICENSE NOT INSURANCE, AND VERY HIGH, SO LOOK UP YOUR, DISCRIMINATE STATEMENT, AND TAKE IT BACK!! NOT TO MENTION ALL THE PPL THAT ARE BUYING GUNS,AND ETC....
MJD0615 September 24, 2012 at 04:38 PM
To Mercehamptons: Where do you see the word "Latino" in my post? This article is about 2 brothers who are illegals immigrants....one brother killed someone. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS do not belong in this country!! And, I don't care what country they come from. And... Legal American citizens driving high or without licenses do not justify someone sneaking over the border (which is against the law all by itself) and working here off the books and paying no income taxes. Do you think it is okay for someone to sneak into this country and to profit off this country and pay no income taxes? Or is it only okay with you if the illegal comes from a certain country. Well....I don't care where the illegal comes from... Asian illegals, Irish illegals, Hispanic illegals, African illegals....none of them should be here. LEGAL immigrants are all welcomed. So.....I am not taking back this statement or my first statement either.
Martha Nassauer September 27, 2012 at 07:45 PM
@ Chris M., while I certainly agree that your scenario is all too real, and does happen, I would not wish this on anyone. Your point is that illegal, undocumented criminals are committing crimes and getting away with them, this story is a great case in point...at least for now. Here is a tidbit many folks probably don't know: The IRS issues ITIN #'s to illegals so that they can file tax returns. Great, right? Wrong. There is a HUGE LOOPHOLE, costing taxpayers BILLIONS ANNUALLY. Many have discovered how to apply for child tax credits, one report of 30+ tax refund checks over $30,000 sent to ONE HOUSE!! And...for children that were not even LIVING IN THE USA or children of the ITIN submitter. Yes, for their nieces and nephews, etc., living in other countries, with the majority being from Mexico. Look it up for yourselves, research...don't take ANYONE's word, fact checking before posting can prevent unnecessary disputes. Of course, this information is fodder for disputes I suppose...but I stand with my fellow citizens who DEMAND STRICTER REGULATIONS FOR IMMIGRATION. US immigration policy is so lenient, we are inviting these problems. We, the people, must demand our leaders to be accountable to their pledge to DEFEND THE USA FROM ENEMIES both foreign and domestic, and punish companies who hire illegals.This deplorable slimebag should turn himself in and stop running like the coward he is..leaving his brother in jail. What a slime. Sister Jackie, may you rest in peace dear lady.

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