Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Noe Enrique Cabrera-Rivera, 38, a citizen of El Salvador, and Juan Angel Tabora-Garcia, 36, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty and were sentenced in federal court to unlawfully reentering the United States after being deported.
Evidence presented to the court showed that Cabrera has previously been deported at least twice. Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-Enforcement and Removal Operations encountered him on September 17, 2018, at the Lexington County Detention Center after he was arrested on state charges for Murder/Homicide by Child Abuse.
Tabora has also previously been deported. He was encountered by agents with ICE-Enforcement and Removal Operations on September 15, 2018, at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia after being arrested on state charges for Attempted Murder.
Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten sentenced Cabrera and Tabora each to three months in federal prison. They are expected to be deported upon completion of their prison sentences.
These cases were the result of investigations by ICE-Enforcement and Removal Operations. Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II, of the Columbia office prosecuted the cases.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, November 15, 2018.