TUCSON, ARIZ.—One man wanted for homicide and another wanted for manslaughter were apprehended in separate incidents this weekend by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents.
Friday morning, agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Station arrested a Mexican national illegally present in the Unites States near Naco, Ariz. During processing, agents learned the subject has two outstanding warrants out of South Carolina for homicide and flight to avoid prosecution. He was turned over to Cochise County Sheriff's Office for extradition.
Saturday, agents from the same station apprehended another individual for illegally entering the U.S. near Naco. Records check revealed he was convicted in 1993 for voluntary manslaughter in Teton County, Wyo. He now faces federal prosecution.
All individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, a vital tool that ensures illegal aliens with criminal histories are identified and receive an appropriate penalty. In addition to enforcing immigration laws, the Border Patrol contributes to a safer America by removing dangerous criminals from the country.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
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.