A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported four times was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison.
46-year old Elmer Noe-Rodriguez, a citizen of Honduras illegally present in the United States and residing in Chicago, Illinois, received the prison term after pleading guilty in October to one count of illegal re-entry into the U.S.
At the guilty plea, Noe-Rodriguez admitted he had previously been deported and illegally re-entered the country without the permission of the United States government. He was previously deported in November 2001, January 2013, April 2013, and September 2019. On September 4, 2022, immigration officials learned Noe-Rodriguez had illegally returned to the United States for a fifth time and found Noe-Rodriguez at the Jones County Jail following his arrest on state charges. He had previous convictions for Operating while Intoxicated in 2008 in Minnesota, Sexual Assault and Assault Third Degree in 2012 in Colorado, Illegal Entry into the United States in 2013 in Texas, and Illegal Reentry into the United States in 2018 in Colorado.
Noe-Rodriguez is now being held in the U.S. Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.