Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested a previously deported Honduran national with a prior conviction for raping a woman in California. The arrest came shortly after the man crossed from Mexico into Arizona.
While working on patrol near the border community of Arivaca, Arizona, agents encountered 44-year-old Wilmer Avila-Gamez, an illegal alien from Honduras. Agents transported him to their station for processing and a background investigation, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
After conducting a biometric background investigation, agents discovered Avila-Gomes is a previously deported alien with a criminal history in California. A court in Santa Ana, California, convicted the Honduran national in April 2011 on a felony charge of “Rape by Force.” Immigration officers deported the man following his prison term.
Avila-Gomez now faces new felony charges of Aggravated Re-Entry after Removal as a Convicted Sex Offender. If convicted on this charge, he could receive up to 20 years in federal prison.
Last week, a federal judge handed down prison sentences to two illegal aliens in Detroit, Michigan, who had re-entered the U.S. after being deported.
Tomas Perez-Trinidad and Juan Marquez-Gutierrez told Border Patrol agents that they were Mexican nationals who had been deported. The agents arrested them and, after doing criminal and immigration checks, discovered that they were aggravated felons and had lengthy immigration histories.
Perez-Trinidad is a convicted sex offender who served 10 years in New Jersey. He has felony convictions for aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by force or coercion, and criminal sexual assault.
Marquez-Gutierrez served “extensive time” in Greensboro, North Carolina for drug trafficking, CBP officials stated.
The judge sentenced the men to 30 and 27 months of federal prison time, respectively.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice filed felony immigration charges against the twice-deported criminal alien who has been charged with the deaths of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe. Thirty-seven-year-old Manuel Orrego-Zavala was charged with aggravated illegal re-entry of a previously deported felon. He is suspected to have been driving drunk when his automobile allegedly ran into Jackson and Monroe who were standing on the side of the road, Breitbart Texas reported.