TUCSON, Ariz. – Mexican authorities turned over a U.S. citizen fugitive to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales Oct. 14.
Richard Max Randolph, 63, was listed on “America’s Most Wanted” website in December 2015 as being wanted by US Marshals for “failure to register as a sex offender.” The posting states that Randolph a tier 3 sex offender convicted of oral sexual battery on a child. (Tier 3 is the highest possible level for a sex offender, considered the greatest risk to the public and greatest risk to re-offend).
CBP officers took custody of Randolph at the DeConcini pedestrian crossing. After conducting a records check to confirm the active arrest warrant, out of St. Charles Parish in Louisiana, CBP officers turned Randolph over to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.