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Man charged with assault after trying to re-enter U.S.

Fled country after Feb. 4 shooting
September 12, 2020

A man wanted in connection with a February assault in Georgetown has been returned to Delaware after leaving the country and trying to return.

Alvaro E. Marroquinn, 34, was wanted after police say he shot an acquaintance in the head on Feb. 4 while the two were in the area of Garden Circle, said Sgt. Darren Lester of the Delaware State Police.

Marroquinn fled the scene, and investigators learned he had returned to Guatemala and Mexico. On June 6, Lester said, DSP Troop 4 detectives were contacted and advised that Marroquinn had been apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona while attempting to re-enter the country. Marroquinn was then transported to Philadelphia, Pa., and turned over to detectives in Wilmington by U.S. Marshals on Sept. 11. The same day, Marroquinn was transported to Troop 4 and charged with first-degree assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and also charged with a 2015 warrant for failure to appear on a previous assault charge. Marroquinn was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $501,000 cash-only bail.

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