(COUNCIL BLUFFS) A Honduras man was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment for his illegal reentry into the United States.
United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced 39-year-old Carlos Alberto Ramirez Melgar on Tuesday and also sentenced him to three years of supervised release following his imprisonment and imposed a $100 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund.
Melgar remains detained in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Bureau of Prisons facility at which he will serve his term of imprisonment. Melgar is subject to deportation following completion of his federal prison sentence.
On June 30, 2011, Melgar appeared before the Federal Court in Council Bluffs and entered a guilty plea to the charge of illegal reentry into the United States of America following deportation or removal. The illegal reentry charge arises from a March 6, 2011, arrest of Melgar in Council Bluffs on a State of Iowa charge of forgery. He was subsequently found to be illegally in the United States of America, having been previously removed from this country in December of 2006. Melgar was removed from this country following his conviction and imprisonment on a charge of retaliation against a Texas law enforcement officer in a jail in which Melgar was serving a sentence for aggravated assault.