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Undocumented pizza deliveryman arrested at military base jailed again

An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman who was held up as an example of what some critics described as zealous U.S. immigration enforcement has been arrested in a domestic violence case.

A criminal complaint alleges that Pablo Villavicencio pushed his wife against a wall, slapped her and grabbed her phone to keep her from calling police.

It says the incident occurred Thursday at the couple’s Hempstead, Long Island home.

He was arraigned Saturday on a misdemeanor charge and remained jailed Monday afternoon.

His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Villavicencio was detained on June 1 after delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn. He was seeking to establish legal residency and overcome a 2010 order to leave the country.

He was released from jail in the wake of public outcry over his arrest. The government declined to appeal the July decision freeing him.

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