DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Ambassador Bridge arrested a man wanted for homicide after he attempted to enter Canada on March 24, 2017.
CBP officers encountered a car bearing North Carolina license plates at the Ambassador Bridge after returning from Canada around 4am. The female driver and male passenger, both U.S. citizens, claimed they did not intend to go to Canada and were refused entry because the male did not have any identification documents.
A CBP secondary inspection, including fingerprint verification, revealed the male traveler, identified as Jerome Jones, was the subject of an arrest warrant for first degree murder out of Cumberland County, NC.
“CBP Officers went the extra mile to identify the subject of a murder warrant.” said Port Director Roderick Blanchard. “Our vigilance and attention to detail helps keep our communities safe.”
Jones was arrested and transported to Wayne County Jail to await extradition.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. All defendants in criminal proceedings are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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.