Honduran Man Faces Up To Five Years In Prison After Guilty Verdict On Hull Felony Assault Charge

Date posted - September 27, 2013

gavel_sxcOrange City, Iowa — A man from Honduras faces up to five years in prison after he was found guilty of a felony assault charge for an attack that happened in Hull earlier this year.

Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister says that following a three-day trial, a Sioux County Jury has convicted 32-year-old Norman Arturo Garay-Boquin of the crime of Assault Causing Serious Injury, a Class D Felony.

On June 15, 2013 at 10:16 PM, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call requesting that an ambulance and a deputy respond to 805 Chestnut Drive in Hull. McAllister says Hull EMT’s and a Sioux County Deputy arrived within minutes to find a 47-year-old Hull man, unconscious, face down in a pool of blood. The victim was taken to the Sioux Center Hospital by ambulance and later airlifted to Sioux Falls with serious facial injuries.

Further investigation revealed that Garay-Boquin was responsible for severely beating the victim with his fist. Garay-Boquin fled the scene but was arrested by Sioux County Deputies a short time later at a traffic stop north of Orange City. At the time of his arrest Garay-Boquin gave officers a false name. They found out his true identity when his fingerprints were run through a federal database by the Sioux County Jail. Jail authorities also discovered there was an active arrest warrant for Garay-Boquin’s arrest for a federal probation violation on a charge of Illegal Re-Entry. Garay-Boquin is a native of Honduras, who has been previously deported by federal immigration authorities in 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2011.

Sentencing is set for October 25, 2013. Garay-Boquin is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a fine not to exceed $7,500.

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2 Responses to “Honduran Man Faces Up To Five Years In Prison After Guilty Verdict On Hull Felony Assault Charge”

  1. Dug says:

    And then THEY wonder why there is such a thing as profiling??? One more question…is there something wrong witht our system when he’s been deported in 02, 05, 07, 11 and now again in 13? Why deport him again, heck just get the Prez’s permission and he can probably stay…WITH FULL BENEFITS!!!! Jackass!!!!!

  2. Jason says:

    Our federal government (Border Patrol) at work. But I bet he was a “good worker” and all around swell guy who worked at one of our local milking establishments all the while using someone else’s identity to work under. Isn’t that a felony in Iowa?

    Wonder what ICE (immigration) will do with him when he gets done with his state prison sentence? The press release left out the fact that once he completes his state sentence in the big house, ICE will take custody of him.

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