Guyanese ‘Aggravated Felon’ Charged With Entering United States Illegally: USAO
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Guyanese national who was deported previously as an “aggravated felon” is accused of coming to the United States again illegally.
Warren Michael Whyte of Georgetown was charged with entering the United States after having been deported and removed, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
Whyte made his initial appearance before the U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller today.
According to court documents, on March 14, 2020, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer received information from a credible source of information (SOI) that an individual who was previously deported from the United States was working in the Smith Bay area in St. Thomas, V.I.
Criminal and immigration records checks revealed that on June 18, 2002, Warren Whyte was removed from the United States by Immigration Officers of the Immigration & Naturalization Service to his native country of Guyana as an aggravated felon.
Court documents indicate that on March 15, the ICE officer provided the SOI with the picture of Warren Whyte and the SOI positively identified him as the person who was in the United States illegally.
On March 17, about 7:00 am, the ICE officer observed an individual who appeared to be the person identified in the picture as Warren Whyte.
The officer conducted a vehicle stop of the vehicle the individual was driving. During the encounter, the person acknowledged that his name was Warren Michael Whyte.
Mr. Whyte was taken into custody and transported to ICE office.
According to court documents, a subsequent investigation confirmed that Whyte had previously been deported from the United States.
This case is investigated by the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Juan A. Albino.
Shappert said that a criminal complaint is merely a formal charging document and is not in and of itself evidence of guilt.
“Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty,” she said.