Illegal Alien Charged with Attempted Capital Murder of a Conway Police Officer

An illegal alien living in Conway has been charged for shooting at a Conway Police officer.

Twentieth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Vaden has charged Francisco Orgega-Montalvo, 30, of Conway, with Attempted Capital Murder of a Conway Police Department officer.

Charges are based on an incident that occurred Monday night, May 10, 2010. Conway Police Department officers attempted to make contact with Ortega-Montalvo at his residence, 11 Hazelwood Road, while investigating his possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident.

Conway Police identified Ortega-Montalvo as the man who fired what was later determined to be a .38 caliber Colt revolver at an officer. According to police reports, officers “immediately heard a gunshot and saw the flash from the muzzle of a handgun”. The officer who came into contact with Ortega-Montalvo was not directly hit by the bullet, but he was struck by bullet fragments from the gunshot.

“Protecting the safety of law enforcement officers while in the course of their duties is among the highest priorities of the criminal justice system. We stand united with law enforcement in our belief that our legal process must protect the officers who protect us.” stated Vaden.

Ortega-Montalvo is scheduled to appear today at 1:00 before Circuit Judge David Reynolds. He is also in custody pursuant to a hold by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.