United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS
IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
TYLER, TX—United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced that a federal grand jury returned indictments today charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
ANSELMO ESPINOZA-GONZALEZ, 35, of Longview, Texas, is charged with being an illegal alien present in the U.S. after deportation.
According to the indictment, Gonzalez, a Mexican national, was originally deported to Mexico in 1998 after driving while intoxicated. He reentered the United States on an unknown date and was convicted of the felony offense of Injury to a Child in Anderson County in 2001. He was arrested again in Anderson County in November and ordered detained pending these charges.
If convicted the defendant faces up to 2 years in federal prison. The case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Customs and Immigration Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.
MICHAEL SHANE TALLEY, 24, is being charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of an unregistered firearm.
According to the indictment, Talley was previously convicted in Anderson County of felony charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, and was subsequently found in possession of a weapon made from a shotgun in Anderson County after a traffic stop.
If convicted, Talley faces up to 10 years in federal prison. The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Moore is prosecuting the case.
MITCHELL GLENN AILLS, 27, of Gilmer, Texas, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and firearms during a drug trafficking crime.
According to the indictment, DEA Task Force Officers and Upshur County authorities executed a search warrant in Upshur County, Texas and recovered approximately 1 oz. of methamphetamine and 2 handguns. If convicted, Aills faces up to five years in federal prison for each charge.
The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.
EMILIO MARTINEZ-MAGDALENA, of Gregg County, has been charged with illegally being in the United States after having been previously deported.
According to the indictment, the defendant, a Mexican national, was originally deported to Mexico back in 2000 after an aggravated felony conviction for Injury to a Child out of Upshur County, Texas. He reentered the United States on an unknown date, and was charged with driving while intoxicated in Gregg County, Texas in early 2007. Immigration authorities physically found Martinez at the Bradshaw State Jail facility in Rusk County, Texas, on May 21, 2007. He was released from TDC to ICE custody in December of 2008.
If convicted, t he Defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison. The case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration Customs Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.
It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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