Border Patrol Agents Arrest Canadian with Manslaughter Conviction
DERBY LINE, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Newport Station apprehended Patrick Morin, 41, a Canadian citizen with a prior conviction for Manslaughter on Friday.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Border Patrol agents in Derby Line, VT responded to the Pelow Hill area after receiving information that an individual had illegally crossed into the United States from Canada and was heading south at that location.
When agents arrived they encountered Morin walking south on Pelow Hill.
During questioning, agents identified Morin as a citizen of Canada without the proper immigration documents to be in or remain in the United States. Agents transported him to the Newport Station where biometric record checks revealed that he originally provided a false name and that he has an extensive criminal history in Canada, including a warrant for violating conditions by leaving Ottawa, Canada and for exiting Canada without permission.
“The quick response by the agents resulted in the immediate arrest of a known criminal,” said Newport Station Patrol Agent in Charge Richard Ross. “This arrest is a great example of why the work of our Border Patrol agents along the northern border is so important.”
Morin faces prosecution for illegal entry into the United States – 8 USC § 1325 which carries a maximum penalty of six months.
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