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Mexican National Found Near Crystal City 12 Days After Deportation Receives Three Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

In Del Rio, a federal judge this week sentenced 34–year-old Salvador Sanchez-Reyes, a citizen of Mexico, to three years in federal prison for returning to the United States less than two weeks after deportation announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Border Patrol Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak, Del Rio Sector.


According to court records, on March 7, 2016, U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered Sanchez-Reyes in the brush on the Simpson Ranch near Crystal City, TX. Sanchez-Reyes resisted arrest and attempted to escape, but was quickly apprehended at the scene. During sentencing on Monday, United States District Judge Alia Moses handed down a sentence above the guideline range to take into account his efforts to resist arrest and evade the Border Patrol agents.


On February 23, 2016, Sanchez-Reyes was formally deported from the United States through Laredo, TX.


On July 27, 20116, Sanchez-Reyes pleaded guilty to one count of re-entry after deportation.


This case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Harle.

Updated February 15, 2017