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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Illegal Alien From Honduras, Dayron Otoniel Madrid-guillen, Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing A Handgun

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced that DAYRON OTONIEL MADRID-GUILLEN, 28, a Honduran national illegally residing in the United States, pled guilty today to possession of a handgun by a person illegally present in the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(5)(A). 

According to court documents, MADRID-GUILLEN was spotted by a New Orleans Police Officer riding a bicycle in an erratic manner.  The officer continued to observe MADRID-GUILLEN as MADRID-GUILLEN got off the bicycle and walked away from the officer.  The officer saw what appeared to be the outline of a handgun completely concealed in MADRID-GUILLEN’s rear pocket.  The officer stopped MADRID-GUILLEN, patted him down, and found a fully loaded handgun and six small bags of marijuana in his possession.  MADRID-GUILLEN was later questioned by agents from Homeland Security Investigations and admitted that is a Honduran national who had entered the United States illegally.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for January 8, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.   Assistant United States Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014