CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien deported four times previously and arrested in Iowa after a crime spree including drunk driving and sexual assault, has been sent to federal prison for 18 months.
Elmer Noe-Rodriguez, age 46, a citizen of Honduras illegally present in the United States and residing in Chicago, Illinois, received the prison term in January of this year after an October 13, 2022, guilty plea to one count of illegal reentry into the United States after having been deported.
At the guilty plea, Noe-Rodriguez admitted he had previously been deported and illegally reentered the United States without the permission of the United States government. Noe-Rodriguez was previously deported from the United States in November 2001, January 2013, April 2013, and September 2019. On September 4, 2022, immigration officials learned Noe-Rodriguez had illegally returned to the United States and found Noe-Rodriguez at the Jones County Jail following his arrest on state charges. Noe-Rodriguez has previous convictions for Operating while Intoxicated in 2008 in Minnesota, Sexual Assault and Assault Third Degree in 2012 in Colorado, Illegal Entry into the United States in 2013 in Texas, and Illegal Reentry into the United States in 2018 in Colorado.
Noe-Rodriguez was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Noe-Rodriguez was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Noe-Rodriguez is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel C. Tvedt and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.