An MS-13 gang member wanted in Honduras in the killing of a man with a machete was arrested Monday at his home in Randallstown, federal authorities announced.

Oscar Orlando Amador Centeno, 29, had previously been deported in January 2010 for illegally entering the country, and officials say that in July 2010 he struck a man three times with a machete on a soccer field in Olancho, Honduras, and stole his wallet. Amador Centeno re-entered the country at an unknown time and began living in Randallstown.

Amador Centeno and an unidentified 21-year-old, also described as an MS-13 member and Honduran national, were taken into custody Monday in the 8000 block of Douglas Ave., said Nicole Navas, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Illegally re-entering the country is a federal felony; Amador Centeno also had an open warrant in a theft in Prince George's County, officials said.

"Removing known gang members and criminal aliens from our streets is an ICE priority in maintaining the safety and quality of life that the citizens of Maryland expect," said Calvin McCormick, field office director for ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations in Baltimore. "This arrest should serve as a reminder to foreign fugitives who mistakenly believe they can elude justice by fleeing to the U.S."

jfenton@baltsun.com


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