Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville port of entry apprehended a wanted fugitive on a warrant for child molestation issued by Barstow County in Carterville, Ga.
On January 17, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge encountered Donald Morris Lovell Jr. a United States citizen and resident of Roswell Georgia. A primary check of Lovell by CBP officers revealed a possible outstanding arrest warrant. CBP officers escorted Donald Morris Lovell Jr. to secondary for further identification and verification of the active arrest warrant.
In secondary, checks of a CBP database identified Lovell as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from Barstow County in Carterville, Ga. for child molestation. CBP officers arrested Donald Morris Lovell Jr. and subsequently turned him over to the custody of Cameron County Sheriff's Office. Donald Morris Lovell Jr. was transported to the county jail and is pending extradition to Barstow County in Carterville, Ga.
"CBP officers in Brownsville continue to utilize their skills that resulted in the apprehension of this wanted fugitive," Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville said.
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.