BANGOR (AP) – A Bermuda man who tried to enter Maine illegally using a stolen boat will be deported upon completion of a 60-day sentence.

Jeremy Gene Whitecross, 30, of Bermuda, stole a boat in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and motored up the St. Croix River to Robbinston, Maine, where he tried unsuccessfully to hide from the U.S. Border Patrol, said Assistant U.S. Attorney F. Todd Lowell.

Whitecross was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He was ordered to serve a year of probation and to pay a $100 assessment, in addition to the prison sentence.

Whitecross tried to come to Maine on July 17, a day after his entry at the Calais border crossing was rejected because of a criminal record in Bermuda.

He was apparently trying to cross the border because his father lives in the United States, Lowell said.


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