Man who faces deportation sentenced to jail.

May 22, 2017

Serafin Delacruz-Ramirez with his interpreter Penny Burillo, left, and his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Man who faces deportation sentenced to jail.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 26-year-old Hart man facing deportation to Mexico was sentenced Monday, May 22, in 27th Circuit Court to one year in jail for a felony conviction of breaking and entering.

Serafin Delacruz-Ramirez, of 88th Ave. Jackson Unit, pleaded guilty last month. Ramirez could be deported to Mexico following his release from incarceration due to an immigration hold, previously stated Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Judge Bradley Lambrix also ordered $1,447 in restitution and that Ramirez have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the victim.

Ramirez appeared in court with English/Spanish interpreter Penny Burillo and attorney Julie Springstead Walttz.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-17 months, said Bizon.

Ramirez received credit for 96 days served in jail.

“I forced the door to enter,” Ramirez testified through his interpreter in April. The crime scene was at Chapita Hills in Shelby, he testified through interpretation.

Ramirez was arrested last February by the Shelby Police Department for felonies of first-degree home invasion and unlawful imprisonment and lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $7,500/cash/surety/10 percent bond.

Ramirez pleaded to an added third count of breaking and entering, which is a 10-year felony.

In exchange for his plea to breaking and entering, the court dismissed the other two counts.

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