CONCORD, NH – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced today that Hilmar Chavez-Sanchez, of Guatemala, pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States after having been previously deported and was sentenced to time served. Chavez-Sanchez was arrested on March 3, 2016.
On February 15, 2016, an ICE-ERO Deportation Officer received a duty call from a New Hampshire State Police Trooper who stated that that he had stopped a vehicle for speeding on I-93. The vehicle was occupied by five individuals, three of whom refused to provide identification or answer the Trooper’s questions.
Two ICE-ERO officers traveled to the scene to provide assistance. Upon arriving, they observed the New Hampshire State Trooper in a foot pursuit of the defendant. The Trooper pursued the defendant for approximately 150 to 200 yards before apprehending him to discover that the defendant was not in possession of a valid driver license. The defendant was then transported to the Rockingham County Department of Corrections.
A search incident to arrest led to the discovery of a Guatemalan drivers’ license in the name of Hilmar Chavez-Sanchez. The ICE-ERO officers were able to determine that Chavez-Sanchez had been previously deported in 2009 and again in 2011.
Chavez-Sanchez will again be deported.