ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:16:06 -0400 HSI operation nets 82 arrests and 31 rescued from human trafficking operation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-operation-nets-82-arrests-and-31-rescued-human-trafficking-operation The results of the operation were announced by Homeland Security Investigations Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Kansas City, James Wright. He was joined by Heartland Anti-Trafficking Rescue Taskforce partners from across the region in making the announcement. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-operation-nets-82-arrests-and-31-rescued-human-trafficking-operation Tue, 06/29/2021 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri ICE investigates a Honduran national for illegal possession of a firearm https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-investigates-honduran-national-illegal-possession-firearm Jose Arevalo-Inestroza, 29, of Kansas City, Missouri, a Honduran national who is unlawfully present in the U.S., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on June 2, to five years in federal prison without parole. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-investigates-honduran-national-illegal-possession-firearm Thu, 06/03/2021 - 14:19 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri HSI investigates Missouri man for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigates-missouri-man-child-pornography Scott James Wells, 55, withdrew his plea of not guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool in order to enter a nolo contendere, or “no contest,” plea, neither admitting nor disputing the federal charges against him, but acknowledging the government had sufficient evidence to convict him of the crimes charged beyond a reasonable doubt. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigates-missouri-man-child-pornography Tue, 05/04/2021 - 14:43 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri man sentenced to 20 years for sexually explicit online conduct https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-20-years-sexually-explicit-online-conduct Michael David Miller, 40, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 20 years in federal prison without parole. Miller previously pleaded guilty June 2, to the coercion and enticement of a minor. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-20-years-sexually-explicit-online-conduct Tue, 03/09/2021 - 10:05 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Mexican man pleads guilty in Missouri to illegal firearm possession https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-man-pleads-guilty-missouri-illegal-firearm-possession Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. In his plea, Guerrero-Garcia admitted that he fired a Glock .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun into a residence early in the morning of Nov. 19, 2017. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-man-pleads-guilty-missouri-illegal-firearm-possession Mon, 06/29/2020 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Mexican national sentenced in Missouri to 3 years for 7 illegal entries to US https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-sentenced-missouri-3-years-7-illegal-entries-us Martin Triana-Perez, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to three years in federal prison without parole. Illegally reentering the U.S. after being lawfully removed (deported) is a felony under U.S. law. On Oct. 9, 2019, Triana-Perez pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States after deportation, subsequent to a felony conviction. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-sentenced-missouri-3-years-7-illegal-entries-us Thu, 06/25/2020 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Kansas City resident sentenced to 20 years for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-city-resident-sentenced-20-years-child-pornography Raul E. Villalva, aka Isabelle Villalva, a biological male who identifies as a female (transgender woman), 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-city-resident-sentenced-20-years-child-pornography Wed, 06/24/2020 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri pastor sentenced 25 years for producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-pastor-sentenced-25-years-producing-child-pornography Ryan Daniel Crawford, 33, of Austin, Arkansas, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Crawford to pay $2,500 in restitution to one of the victims of his molestation, and sentenced Crawford to 20 years on supervised release following incarceration. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-pastor-sentenced-25-years-producing-child-pornography Thu, 05/28/2020 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri man indicted for sexual exploitation of a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-indicted-sexual-exploitation-minor Terry Lee Miksell, 63, of Diamond, Missouri, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield. This indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Miksell Jan. 28. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-indicted-sexual-exploitation-minor Wed, 02/19/2020 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri teacher sentenced to 20 years for producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-teacher-sentenced-20-years-producing-child-pornography William Derek Williams, 40, of Cameron, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 20 years in federal prison without parole. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-teacher-sentenced-20-years-producing-child-pornography Tue, 01/28/2020 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally entering US 8 times https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-pleads-guilty-illegally-entering-us-8-times Jesus Vargas-Melendez, 40, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to unlawfully reentering the United States after having been previously deported. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-pleads-guilty-illegally-entering-us-8-times Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri ICE HSI joins Kansas City strike force targeting drugs, violence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-joins-kansas-city-strike-force-targeting-drugs-violence The task force, which launched in April 2019, targets drug trafficking organizations that are making the streets of Kansas City more violent by importing large quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs from Mexico and elsewhere. ICE HSI joins Kansas City strike force targeting drugs, violence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-joins-kansas-city-strike-force-targeting-drugs-violence Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri ICE, police arrest 21 during 3-day Kansas City operation to combat human trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-police-arrest-21-during-3-day-kansas-city-operation-combat-human-trafficking-0 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Independence (Missouri) Police Department, arrested 21 individuals between Nov. 12 and 14 during an undercover operation to combat human trafficking and vice for various crimes, including prostitution, promoting prostitution, possessing controlled substances, and weapons offenses. One individual was charged with violating the Mann Act. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-police-arrest-21-during-3-day-kansas-city-operation-combat-human-trafficking-0 Thu, 11/21/2019 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri felon indicted a second time for illegally possessing silencer, conversion switches to make fully automatic handguns https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-felon-indicted-second-time-illegally-possessing-silencer-conversion-switches Leng Lee, 35, of Sarcoxie, Missouri, was charged in a three-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield. The superseding indictment replaces an initial indictment returned on May 7, which charged Lee with being a felon illegally possessing firearms and ammunition. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-felon-indicted-second-time-illegally-possessing-silencer-conversion-switches Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri man, 77, sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography by sexually abusing young victim https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-77-sentenced-30-years-federal-prison-producing-child-pornography George Ralph Pollock, of Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison without parole by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes. On April 3, 2018, Pollock pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a child. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-77-sentenced-30-years-federal-prison-producing-child-pornography Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri man sentenced to 18 years for heroin trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-18-years-heroin-trafficking Danny R. Jones, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 18 years in federal prison without parole.  On June 27, 2018, he pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-18-years-heroin-trafficking Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri sex offender sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for latest child pornography convictions https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-sex-offender-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-latest-child-pornography Bill Lawrence Jr., 57, of Branson, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole; he pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 28, 2018. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-sex-offender-sentenced-15-years-federal-prison-latest-child-pornography Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Previously removed Mexican man pleads guilty in Missouri to transporting illegal aliens, re-entering the US after being deported https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/previously-removed-mexican-man-pleads-guilty-missouri-transporting-illegal-aliens-re Rene Flores-Calderon, 35, from Mexico, appeared in federal court before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey who accepted his guilty plea. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/previously-removed-mexican-man-pleads-guilty-missouri-transporting-illegal-aliens-re Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Former Missouri math teacher sentenced more than 8 years in federal prison for receiving, distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-missouri-math-teacher-sentenced-more-8-years-federal-prison-receiving Brandon Hileman, 26, of Lebanon, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison without parole by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-missouri-math-teacher-sentenced-more-8-years-federal-prison-receiving Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Former teacher indicted in Missouri for allegedly producing child pornography with 3 minor victims https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-teacher-indicted-missouri-allegedly-producing-child-pornography-3-minor William Derek Williams, 39, of Cameron, Missouri, was charged with three counts of producing child pornography, involving three different minor victims, from Jan. 1, 2013, to Sept. 6, 2018. Williams is also charged with one count of possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-teacher-indicted-missouri-allegedly-producing-child-pornography-3-minor Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Former Missouri teacher pleads guilty to receiving, distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-missouri-teacher-pleads-guilty-receiving-distributing-child-pornography Brandon Hileman, 25, of Lebanon, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to the charge contained in an Oct. 18, 2017, federal indictment. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-missouri-teacher-pleads-guilty-receiving-distributing-child-pornography Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri man sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a child, illegally possessing a firearm https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-35-years-federal-prison-sexually-exploiting-child-illegally On June 4, 2018, Corey Dean Frasher, 43, of Springfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a child, and to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-35-years-federal-prison-sexually-exploiting-child-illegally Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri 2 men sentenced in Missouri for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-men-sentenced-missouri-child-exploitation Ronald Lee Fields, 56, of Joplin, Missouri, and Shannon Calhoun, 33, of Philippi, West Virginia, (formerly of Joplin) were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark. Fields was sentenced to 20 in federal prison without parole. Calhoun was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Fields and Calhoun to each spend the rest of his life on supervised release following incarceration. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-men-sentenced-missouri-child-exploitation Fri, 07/27/2018 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Former NBA player sentenced in Missouri to 6 years in federal prison for charity fraud scheme, filing false tax returns https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-nba-player-sentenced-missouri-6-years-federal-prison-charity-fraud-scheme A former professional basketball player was sentenced to six years in federal prison Monday on charges related to an extensive charity fraud scheme. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-nba-player-sentenced-missouri-6-years-federal-prison-charity-fraud-scheme Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri Missouri man pleads guilty to producing child pornography by sexually exploiting a child https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography-sexually-exploiting-child Anthony Cotter, 30, of Springfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to sexually exploiting children, and producing and possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography-sexually-exploiting-child Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Missouri