Henry Co. Reserve Deputy Faces Immigration Charge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- A reserve deputy from southeast Alabama is facing charges of being in the United States illegally, and a sheriff isn't happy about it.

Federal court records show 46-year-old Kevin Dwight Venhuis of Abbeville is charged with being an illegal immigrant and possessing firearms without proper U.S. citizenship.

Henry County Sheriff Will Maddox says Venhuis has been a reserve deputy for 25 years, but he is also a Canadian citizen. His citizenship wasn't a problem because he was married to a U.S. citizen.

Maddox says that Venhuis' citizenship became an issue because he got a divorce. He was arrested Monday at a traffic stop.

Maddox disagrees with the charges, and he's upset over the arrest. Venhuis performs valuable computer work for the sheriff's department for free.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 182385741 - wtvy.com/a?a=182385741
Gray Television, Inc.