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A man’s arrest in Monroe County caught the attention of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Posted: Aug. 7, 2018 9:00 PM
Updated: Aug. 7, 2018 10:04 PM

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man’s arrest in Monroe County caught the attention of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Roberto Quinto Romero, 51, was arrested Saturday following a family disturbance. He is currently in the Monroe County jail waiting to be picked up by ICE agents.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says after the arrest, Romero provided fake social security numbers and names, which caused investigators to dig deeper to learn his identity.

Cantrell said a call to ICE cleared things up.

“I’m sure at some point he’s going to be deported back to Mexico,” Cantrell said. “The way we understand it, he’s in a lot of trouble there.”

Romero is accused of throwing a child against a wall at a home on Rainbow Drive. Cantrell says Romero had about $2,400 in cash and what appears to be an expired work card.

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