PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 58-year-old male United States citizen from Mission, Texas who was wanted for the alleged murder of his wife.
“The apprehension of this wanted person is an exceptional example of collaboration between law enforcement agencies to capture individuals who are accused of violating the law and are pending criminal proceedings for their alleged actions,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzaludas Port of Entry.
On Nov. 26, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge encountered Javier Sobrevilla Jr. as he attempted to enter the United States from Mexico. An initial primary check revealed that Sobrevilla was a possible match to an arrest warrant, therefore officers escorted him into secondary for further inspection. While in secondary and with the use of biometric verification through CBP and law enforcement databases, officers discovered that he was an exact match to an outstanding homicide warrant from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was in connection with an alleged incident which occurred on Monday Nov. 21, in which Mr. Sobrevilla was accused of homicide of his estranged wife.
CBP OFO arrested Sobrevilla and subsequently released him to the custody of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, who transported him to the Hidalgo County Jail.
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.