A man from Mexico who was living in eastern Iowa will spend a year and a half in prison from entering the country illegally. In 2006 Jose Salazar-Flores pleaded guilty to a felony, attempted grand theft from a person in Los Angeles, and he was deported.

 In June of this year he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and charged with illegally re-entering the United States. Salazar-Flores had been living in Cedar Rapids. In August, he pleaded guilty to the charge of illegally reentering the country and this week he was sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison and he’ll be deported after he’s served his time.