An illegal immigrant who was deported but returned to the United States has been sentenced to two decades in prison for kidnapping a woman.
Luis Analberto Pineda-Anchecta, a native of Honduras, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad Jr. late last month for kidnapping a woman identified by law enforcement as his ex-girlfriend.
Police officers in Charlotte arrested Pineda-Anchecta, 38, in May 2019 on several charges, including assault on a female and communicating threats.
Two days later, Pineda-Anchecta was released from state custody on bond, despite immigration officials filing a detainer with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. That office ignored the retainer, which guides local officials to alert the federal counterparts before releasing illegal immigrants, according to federal officials. Read more…