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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2016

Citizen of Honduras Sentenced on Illegal Reentry Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A citizen of Honduras, who has been removed from the United States or voluntarily returned to Mexico at least five times previously, was sentenced 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, previously pled guilty to one count of reentering the United States after being previously being removed due to a conviction for an aggravated felony. Today in District Court, Navarro-Navarro was sentenced to a twelve-month term of imprisonment.

“We will continue to work with our partners to enforcement our immigration laws,” United States Attorney 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 previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney C. Patrick Hogeboom III and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kari Munro, Navarro-Navarro came to the attention of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after being arrested for malicious wounding in Roanoke City. Navarro-Navarro was removed from the United States on five prior occasions.

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

Updated November 21, 2016