COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – Two Grand Strand men have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegal re-entry into the United States.
According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Edgar Rolando Castro-Soc, 37, of Myrtle Beach, pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry.
Evidence presented established that on Sept. 1, 2016, ICE-ERO officers discovered Castro-Soc while he was in custody in the Myrtle Beach jail on state charges, the release stated. Online records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center indicate he had been charged by Myrtle Beach police with attempted murder and disorderly conduct.
It was determined Castro-Soc was an alien who was unlawfully in the U.S.
Records checks revealed the defendant, a native and citizen of Guatemala, had previously been deported from the U.S. on five occasions. He will be formally sentenced after the judge has reviewed the presentence report.
Additionally, Rodolfo Sanchez-Marcia, 47, of Conway, also pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, according to a press release.
It was established that in September 2016, ICE-ERO officers in Charleston discovered that Sanchez-Marcia had been arrested on Nov. 1, 2015 by the Surfside Beach Police Department for driving without a license and was released.
According to the press release, records checks revealed the defendant was a native and citizen of Mexico who had previously been deported from the U.S. on multiple occasions.