Two Men Sentenced for Re-entering U.S. Illegally
Two convicted felons have been sentenced in Shreveport Federal Court for re-entering the United States illegally after being ordered to leave.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says 32-year-old Jose Juan Rodriguez-Guarda of Chiapas, Mexico, illegally re-entered the U.S. several times since 2009.
In June 2012, he was removed as an aggravated felon after being convicted of attempted human smuggling in Arizona in 2011.
In January 2013, he was arrested two days after he had kidnapped his girlfriend at knife-point in Bossier Parish and took her to Virginia, where he already had their 7-year-old daughter. He pled guilty to simple kidnapping in Bossier Parish District Court in 2015.
Rodriguez-Garda is now sentenced to nearly two years in prison.
Another illegal alien, 39-year-old Saul Abundis Cordova of Ocampo, Mexico, is sentenced to just over a year in prison.
In January 2015, Shreveport Police arrested him for driving while intoxicated, and in July 2015, he was convicted of a fourth DWI offense.
Cordova had been removed from the U.S. at least three times before -- in 2008, 2009 and 2014. The last incident happened after Cordova was convicted of felony cocaine possession.