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Prosecutors: Nash immigrant faces illegal reentry charge

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Federal prosecutors say a Honduran national who’s previously been deported from the United States has been indicted following his discovery in Nash County.

Victor Nahum Perez-Colindres, 40, is charged with illegal reentry of a deported alien, according to Don Connelly, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Perez-Colindres has previous convictions of possession of a firearm and ammunition, Connelly said. If convicted of illegal reentry of an aggravated felon, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations division is investigating the case, Connelly said in a Thursday news release.

The U.S. attorney’s office did not specify where in Nash County Perez-Colindres was found or describe the circumstances surrounding his capture. The release notes that all individuals facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.