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Iowa man sentenced to 8 years in prison for re-entry after deportation

DES MOINES, Iowa - An illegal alien was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison Friday for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. The sentence was announced by U.S.Attorney Matthew G. Whitaker, Southern District of Iowa.

Fermin Jaimes-Enriquez, 30, was sentenced to 95 months in prison for illegally re-entering to the United States after deportation. There is no parole in the federal system. Judge Gritzner also advised Jaimes-Enriques that he would be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and deported upon completion of his sentence.

Fermin-Jamies was previously deported to Mexico on June 4, 2008, following his conviction for methamphetamine delivery.

Jaimes-Enriguez was then apprehended on July 28, 2008, by Boone County sheriff's deputies after a 20-mile, high speed chase that reached speeds of 70 miles an hour. The pursuit involved officers from the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the Iowa State Patrol, Dallas County Sheriff's Department and the Ogden and Perry Police Departments. Two law enforcement vehicles were damaged during the pursuit and arrest.

This case was investigated by ICE and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa