A Mexican man who had been deported after convictions including attempted first-degree murder was sentenced Aug. 7 to 30 months in federal prison after he was found again in Hall County, according to court officials.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents encountered Sadat Alvarez-Sanchez, 40, Sept. 24 in Hall County.
“At the time, Alvarez-Sanchez was being held at the Hall County Detention Center following his arrest on felony drug charges. (Enforcement and Removal Operations) officers performed a background check and determined that Alvarez-Sanchez had recently been deported from the United States on April 12, 2018,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the man’s previous deportation resulted from “convictions for violent felony offenses in North Carolina, including 2005 convictions for attempted first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping.”
Alvarez-Sanchez was also convicted in 2012 of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to seriously injure.
As to how law enforcement came to arrest Alvarez-Sanchez? He made a call for help.
Alvarez-Sanchez was arrested after he dialed 911, Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in an email.
Booth said deputies responded to a 911 call on Joe Parker Road “from a male at the residence who had said someone was trying to kill him.”
“Deputies had the man step outside the residence while they conducted a security sweep of the home. They did not locate any other people, but found suspected methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle,” Booth wrote in an email.
Alvarez-Sanchez was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a drug-related object.
Booth said Alvarez-Sanchez was also charged with making a false statement by giving a false name.
Alvarez-Sanchez pleaded guilty in March to illegally re-entering the country. He will be deported following his prison sentence.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment regarding the decision to incarcerate before deportation.
Defense attorney Brian Mendelsohn did not return a request for comment.