Man arrested in York County on federal gun charges

Staff reports
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A federal grand jury indicted a convicted felon found in York County who allegedly illegally possessed a handgun and was in the country unlawfully. Another man found in York County also faces charges an illegal immigration charge. 

Anthony Rodriguez-Ortiz, 33, was arrested in June on these charges: illegal re-entry into the United States after being previously deported, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being an undocumented immigrant in possession of a firearm, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

Rodriguez-Ortiz was deported to the Dominican Republic in December 2013, and allegedly illegally re-entered the country at some point after purportedly "eluding examination or inspection by immigration officers," the release states.  

Rodriguez-Ortiz faces a maximum prison sentence of 40 years if convicted, according to the release. 

Another man, Guadalupe Diaz-Hernandez, 30, was arrested in York County in late June, on one count of illegal re-entry, the release states. Diaz-Hernandez allegedly returned to the U.S. illegally after he was deported to Mexico in October 2013. 

Diaz-Hernandez faces a maximum two-year prison term, with supervised release, and a potential fine.