A twice-deported Belizean national currently serving a nine-year sentence in a California prison for a domestic violence-related conviction was sentenced Friday to an additional 54 months behind bars for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported.
Akeem Garnett, 31, whose most recent residence was in Beverly Hills, was deported from the U.S. on Sept. 1, 2016, and Nov. 16, 2017 and was most recently found in Los Angeles County in April 2019.
His criminal history includes a conviction in Los Angeles Superior Court for attempted first-degree residential burglary in 2011, for which he was sentenced to two years in state prison, according to court papers.
In 2012, Garnett was convicted in Superior Court of first-degree residential burglary with enhancements for committing the offense while on bail and for the benefit of a street gang. He was sentenced to nine years in state prison for that offense, according to the indictment.
Currently, Garnett is incarcerated at North Kern State Prison in Delano after being convicted in July 2019 of corporal injury on a spouse, with an enhancement for personally causing great bodily injury, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
It was not immediately known if the 54-month federal sentence would be served concurrent with his the state sentence he is now serving.