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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Murderer

Release Date: 
April 15, 2021

EAGLE PASS, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested a convicted murderer, April 14.

“Our agents are doing a great job handling the increase in apprehensions while remaining focused on capturing these dangerous criminals,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “It’s important to remember those who attempt to evade detection do so for a reason.”

Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested Luis Alonso Godines-Maldonado, 49, a citizen of Honduras, shortly after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, records checks revealed that Godines-Maldonado was convicted of murder in 2002, and was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment. Godines-Maldonado was most recently removed from the United States in 2017.

As a convicted felon, he faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – Re-entry After Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

Since the start of Fiscal Year 2021, Oct. 1, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 608 illegal aliens with criminal records, a 236 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.

To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

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Last modified: 
April 15, 2021