Emerita E. Gomez

A Lake Havasu City woman is in Mohave County Jail this week on a detainer from immigrations officials, after police say investigation into a felony hit-and-run revealed her to be an undocumented immigrant.

Emerita E. Gomez, 35, allegedly failed to yield to a bicyclist at the intersection of Barranca and Shorewood Drives on Aug. 22, and struck the victim before leaving the scene. When officers arrived, the victim was lying on his back, and bleeding from his knees and face. An alleged witness to the incident told police he saw the accident, and watched as Gomez parked her vehicle in a garage further up Shorewood Drive. The witness went to the residence and knocked on the door, he allegedly told police, but no one answered.

The victim was transported to Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, and officers contacted Gomez at her residence.

Gomez did not speak English, and her daughter translated for her when speaking with officers. According to the report, Gomez said she did not see the victim, and that the collision was an accident. She allowed officers to inspect her vehicle, which police say had dents similar to the victim’s bicycle.

The hood of her vehicle had imprints consistent with the victim landing on top of it, the report said.

Gomez was arrested at the scene on felony hit-and-run charges, and transported to Lake Havasu City Jail. According to the report, Gomez refused to speak with officers about the incident without the presence of an attorney.

When asked if she was a legal U.S. citizen, Gomez allegedly refused to answer.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were contacted due to suspicion that Gomez may have been an undocumented immigrant. According to police, that suspicion was confirmed when Gomez allegedly admitted to ICE officers that she was unlawfully living in the U.S.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries as result of the accident.

Gomez remains in Mohave County Jail without bond, and is now awaiting deportation.


(8) comments

Mr Lemons

"Crickets" from the one who roams highways.


"Crickets?" What do you expect me to say? A person was arrested for felony hit and run and discovered to be an illegal alien? Justice prevails.


Open Borders right BoBBy






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