Alberto Reyes appeared in federal court Monday because the federal government says he re-entered this country illegally and possessed counterfeit identification.

Alberto Reyes appeared in federal court Monday because the federal government says he re-entered this country illegally and possessed counterfeit identification.

Court documents say the 26-year-old Mexican national was arrested in Louisiana in the fall of 2016 and deported.

Then in March 2017, he was arrested in Texas and deported again.

Court documents say Reyes was told he could not come back into the U.S.

Federal authorities say Reyes was discovered during the Wayne County homicide investigation. He's charged in that case with tampering with evidence. The 26-year-old admitted to hiding the body of 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon.

Federal authorities say a fingerprint match showed that Reyes did not have a valid immigration status.

Authorities also say he had a fake social security card and a counterfeit alien registration card. Assistant U.S Attorney Rick Resnick says the state case will likely move faster than the federal case.

Reyes is due back in federal court in August.

He is currently being held at the Wayne County Jail where he has not been able to make bail.