Illegal alien from Honduras indicted on multiple firearms charges, illegal re-entry

Oct 12, 2018

An illegal alien from Honduras was indicted on multiple firearms violations and illegally re-entering the country.

Selvin Ponce-Hernandez, 27, of Honduras, was indicted on one count of illegal re-entry of a removed alien, possession of a firearm by a prohibited felon, and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. According to the indictment, Ponce-Hernandez was arrested on August 9, 2018 in Lafayette Parish. Law enforcement agents found that he was from Honduras and had previously been deported. He was also in possession of a Bersa Thunder .380 Deluxe pistol and ammunition. A review of his criminal record showed that he was also a convicted felon.

Ponce-Hernandez faces up to 10 years in prison for the illegal re-entry count, 10 years in prison for the possession of firearm by a prohibited felon count, and 10 years in prison for the possession of firearm by an illegal alien. He also faces three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and possible deportation.