ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers arrested two wanted persons at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport over the weekend.
Charles Hamilton, 44, of Atlanta, GA., on Gwinnett County, GA., charge of homicide stemming from the death of a 3-month-old infant. Officers arrested Hamilton on Saturday afternoon upon his arrival on a flight from Dominica Republic.
Sherrod T. Tyus, 55, of Cleveland, OH,. on Cuyahoga County, OH., charges of rape and sexual battery. Officers arrested Tyus on Friday upon his arrival on a flight from Jamaica.
“These warrant arrests illustrate how CBP collaborates with our law enforcement partners to return fugitives to justice, protect victims’ rights, and help keep our communities safe,” said Carey Davis, CBP’s Port Director for the Area Port of Atlanta. “Customs and Border Protection’s border security authority is unique in that it identifies for us who and what are coming to our nation.”
Charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
CBP officers routinely examine passenger manifests of arriving and departing international flights and sometimes encounter persons requiring additional inspection scrutiny. On a typical day during 2016, CBP officers arrested 22 wanted criminals at our nation’s 328 international ports of entry. Learn more about what CBP's accomplishes in "A Typical Day."
CBP Office of Field Operations routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international flights and intercepts narcotics, weapons, currency, prohibited agriculture products, and other illicit items at our nation’s 328 international ports of entry.
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.