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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 9, 2016

Citizen of Honduras Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A citizen of Honduras, who has been removed from the United States or voluntarily returned to Mexico at least five times, pled guilty today in Federal Court for the illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Elmer Navarro-Navarro, 37, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to one count of reentering the United States after being previously being removed due to a conviction for an aggravated felony.

“We will continue to work with our partners to enforcement our immigration laws,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “Ensuring that those who have been justly removed from the United States do not return is paramount to keeping our country safe.”

According to evidence presented at today’s hearing by Assistant United States Attorney C. Patrick Hogeboom III, Navarro-Navarro came to the attention of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after being arrested for malicious wounding in Roanoke City. Navarro-Navarro has been removed from the United States, or has voluntarily returned to Mexico in November 1996, February 9, 1998, February 13, 1998, April 1999 and April 2005 after serving a sentenced related to an illegal reentry conviction.

The investigation of the case was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Roanoke City Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney C. Patrick Hogeboom III prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated May 9, 2016