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Honduran pleads guilty to illegally entering US for third time

A man from Honduras pleaded guilty in a Norfolk court to entering the United States illegally for the third time.
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NORFOLK, Va. — A Honduran man pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally reentering the United States for the third time.

Court documents said 36-year-old Luis Omar Vallarez-Martinez entered the United States illegally in April 2006, by wading across the Rio Grande river. He was apprehended by immigration authorities in Texas and removed back to Honduras.

He again illegally entered the country in March 2009 and was again promptly removed. 

At some point, he illegally entered the United States for the third time.  Court documents said he was found in Norfolk in November 2018, when he was arrested on charges of public intoxication, brandishing a firearm, and reckless handling of a firearm.

Valladarez-Martinez pleaded guilty to reentry by an excluded, deported, and removed alien, and he faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison when sentenced on July 8.