Southwest City Man Sentenced for Illegally Reentering U.S.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Mexican national was sentenced in federal court today for illegally reentering the United States after having been deported.
Isaac Elias Rodriguez-Nava, 27, a citizen of Mexico residing in Southwest City, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to four years and nine months in federal prison without parole.
Rodriguez-Nava, who pleaded guilty on Dec. 11, 2013, was arrested at the Tyson Foods plant in Noel, Mo., where he was employed. Rodriguez-Nava came to the attention of federal law enforcement after his fingerprints were taken at the Southwest City jail when he was arrested for driving without a valid license.
Rodriguez-Nava was deported from the United States on Jan. 5, 2012, after serving a prison sentence in Texas for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Mohlhenrich. It was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).