A convicted felon who was deported to his native Honduras has admitted to illegally reentering the country and taking shelter in Connecticut.
Honduran national Javier Vasquez Martinez, who was last known to be living in Meriden, pleaded guilty in New Haven District Court to one count of reentry of a removed alien, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this week.
Vasquez Martinez, 39, was deported in May 2016 following two state convictions for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol and then failing to appear in court to address the charges. Following his initial deportation, Vasquez Martinez reentered the country illegally.
Durham said that Vasquez Martinez found himself in trouble with the law again on July 2 this year, when he was arrested by the West Haven Police Department and charged with two counts of evading responsibility resulting in injury or property damage and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Further investigation into Vasquez Martinez’s latest arrest found that under the pseudonym “Merary Vasquez” he also had two state convictions dating back to 2007 for operating under the influence.
Vasquez Martinez has been detained since his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing on Dec. 20, when he will face a maximum term of 10 years in prison.
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