ICE: Man deported six times found again, this time in Jackson County

By Robin Fitzgerald, The Sun Herald

July 27–GULFPORT — A man deported to Mexico six times has been found in the U.S. without permission again, this time after an arrest in Gautier, according to federal court documents.

Ramon Benitez-Mendoza, 41, of Mexico, has been indicted on a charge of illegal re-entry by an aggravated felon.

Gautier police arrested him Jan. 30 on charges of disorderly conduct and failure to comply with law enforcement. He was found guilty March 2. He was at theJackson County jail when he was ordered held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Gulfport.

Court papers show he has used at least 13 alias names, but was identified through fingerprints.

He was first deported Aug. 6, 2004, after conviction in Taney County, Mo., on charges of stealing and felony forgery, an indictment said. Most recently, he was deported June 20, 2014, after serving 41 months in a federal prison for an immigration violation prosecuted in Indiana.

A criminal complaint said his convictions include possession of false information in Elko, NV, in 1994; felony forgery in Spokane, Wa., in 1995; felony drug possession in Los Angeles in 1998; and felony forgery in Independence, Ark., in 2003.

Benitez-Mendoza is held without bond pending further court action.


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