Crime

Man is sentenced to prison for illegally re-entering U.S.

A Mexican man who was deported after shooting at a police officer has been sentenced to prison for illegally re-entering the United States.

Francisco Ortega-Montalvo, 36, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to four years and three months in prison.

Ortega-Montalvo was deported in 2013 and barred from entering the United States after he served an Arkansas prison sentence for shooting at a police officer, according to federal prosecutors.

He was arrested at his home in Platte City in December 2014 and was convicted last year of illegally re-entering the country.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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