CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Champlain Port of Entry arrested a Fort Worth, Texas man wanted on child sexual assault charges.
CBP officers in the Champlain Commercial Center apprehended Jeromy Poirer, age 29, a U.S. citizen returning from Canada on October 4, driving a commercial truck. Initial review of the subject’s documents indicated a possible match to an active arrest warrant. Poirer was detained pending confirmation of his identity through biometric checks. The subject was positively matched to a warrant from Fort Worth, Texas, for sexual assault of a child.
CBP officers coordinate with local and federal agencies to apprehend perpetrators with active warrants. “We continue to work closely all law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of our citizens. These partnerships are essential in combating illegal activity within our borders,” said Acting Port Director Steven Bronson. “Our officers are vigilant in their efforts to expedite legitimate travelers while interdicting criminals.”
Poirer was arrested and turned over to New York State Police where he will await extradition proceedings.
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.