ST. THOMAS — Warren Michael Whyte, a citizen of Guyana, was charged with entering the United States after having been deported and removed. Whyte made his initial appearance before the United States Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Tuesday.
According to court documents, on March 14, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officer received information from a credible source of information (S.O.I.) that an individual who was previously deported from the United States was working in the Smith Bay area in St. Thomas. Criminal and immigration records checks revealed that on June 18, 2002, Warren Whyte was removed from the United States by Immigration Officers of the Immigration & Naturalization Service to his native country of Guyana as an aggravated felon.
Court documents indicate that on March 15 the ICE officer provided the source of information with the picture of Warren Whyte and the S.O.I. positively identified him as the person who was in the United States illegally.
On March 17 at approximately 7:00 am, the ICE officer observed an individual who appeared to be the person identified in the picture as Warren Whyte. The officer conducted a vehicle stop of the vehicle the individual was driving. During the encounter, individual acknowledged that his name was Warren Whyte. Mr. Whyte was taken into custody and transported to ICE office. According to court documents, a subsequent investigation confirmed that Whyte had previously been deported from the United States.
This case was investigated by the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Juan A. Albino.
United States Attorney Shappert reminds the public that a complaint is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.