Algonac, Mich. - On Sunday, April 15, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Marysville Station arrested a Canadian citizen in Algonac who is a convicted sex offender.
At approximately 10:00 pm, agents patrolling the St. Clair River on M-29 observed an individual acting suspiciously in the Bank of America parking lot. Agents stopped to investigate and were told by the subject that he had entered the United States the night before illegally. After submitting the subject's fingerprints to law enforcement databases, agents discovered an extensive criminal history, which includes multiple charges for sexual assault over the past 20 years. In addition, the subject currently has an outstanding warrant from Canada.
The subject is currently being detained pending removal proceedings. Once his immigration proceedings are completed he will be turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for disposition of his warrant.
"The diligent work of Detroit Sector Border Patrol agents has helped prevent a lifelong criminal from gaining further access to the United States," said Detroit Sector Chief Patrol Agent Randy Gallegos.
No further details are available at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.
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.