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ICE detains two Hondurans

By Eugenia Jones

On Tuesday, September 14 at approximately 7:24 a.m., Kentucky State Police (KSP) responded to a call that resulted in two individuals eventually being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and a third being charged with a Class D felony, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon on School Property.

Edwin Alonzo Avila-Manzanares

School Resource Officers Steven Hill, David Sampson, and Gus Skinner made first contact with the individuals with KSP arriving after being called and advised of a male subject laying in the parking lot of Pine Knot Elementary School Building #1.

KSP found three Hispanic males from Honduras along with a 2006 silver Chrysler 300 series vehicle in the parking lot.  One of the two males in the vehicle, nineteen year old Edwin Alonzo Avila-Manzanares, was in possession of a sawed off shotgun.  The shotgun, a P Beretta 626 Onyx, had the barrel cut off and the handle cut down to a pistol grip.  Avila-Manzanares was charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Property.

The two remaining individuals, Wilson Nahum Guevara-Cruz and Marco Antonio Lobo-Paguada, were both in possession of Honduran passports that did not contain stamps from any port of entry into the United States or any other country.  Both were charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 2nd degree but later were detained and released to ICE.

The three individuals had Tennessee addresses (Nashville and Madison, TN.) They reportedly were on their way to work in Oneida, TN and had pulled in the parking lot in the middle of the night to sleep.

Kentucky State Police Officer David Reed and School Resource Officers Steven Hill, David Sampson, and Gus Skinner responded to the incident.

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