Convictions lead to deportation

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A Kernersville, N.C., man pleaded guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court last Thursday to several charges related to an April 16, 2009, shooting.

The Carroll County grand jury indicted Emilio Rubio-Gonzalez, 25, on multiple charges in December, according to information from the court.

Those charges include:

• two counts of attempted second-degree murder against Jimmie W. Grunden and Mark E. Hunley

• three counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle

• two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Gonzalez pleaded guilty on all these charges in court, according to court officials.

As a result, he was sentenced to 58 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections.

After Gonzalez serves nine years of that sentence, he will be released into the custody of the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service.

He will then be deported.

Another recent illegal drug conviction has lead to a prison sentence and impending deportation of a Sparta, N.C., man, according to court officials.

Jorge Luis Quintero-Sanchez, 26, faced a charge of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, stemming from Sept. 21, 2009.

On March 31, Sanchez pleaded guilty to the charge, according to court records. He was given a sentence of 20 years, with 15 years of that suspended.