Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Murderer
Salvadoran National Previously Deported
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a man who was previously deported and convicted for murder in the El Salvador, Nov. 14.
“Our agents are continuously apprehending individuals, with significant criminal histories, attempting to enter the United States illegally,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “It is imperative that we apprehend these individuals to ensure the safety of our families and communities.”
Border Patrol agents arrested Roberto Guevara, 51-year-old Salvadoran national, shortly after he made illegal entry by crossing the Rio Grande River. During processing, records checks revealed that Guevara was arrested in El Salvador for murder in 1998, and sentenced to 11 years incarceration. Guevara was apprehended in 2006 near Hebbronville and deported in absentia. He was apprehended in April 2019 near Eagle Pass and his deportation was reinstated. He was subsequently returned to El Salvador.
Guevera faces a charge of 8 USC § 1325 – Illegal Entry, and his final order will be reinstated. If convicted could receive up to 20 years in federal prison.
All individuals arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure those with criminal history or gang affiliation are positively identified.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.