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Man sentenced to 51 months in prison for illegal entry

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Man sentenced to 51 months in prison for illegal entry

  • Jacob Avila Perez
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionJacob Avila Perez

A 28 year-old man from Guadalajara, Mexico, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for crossing the border illegally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

Jacob Avila Perez was apprehended by Nogales Border Patrol agents in early April for attempting to illegally re-enter the country. A background check found that Avila was convicted of aggravated assault on a police officer in Maricopa County and was sentenced to three years probation before removal, the Border Patrol said.

During his probation, the Border Patrol said Avila was charged with felony misconduct involving weapons. His probation was revoked and he was sentenced to one year in prison for violating probation and two years, six months for misconduct.

Avila had been deported from the country after he served that sentence.

His case was sent to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for federal prosecution for re-entry of a felon. Following his sentence, Avila will be formally removed from the country, the Border Patrol said.

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