Sweetgrass, Mont. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrest of a commercial driver during the early morning hours on July 7 on a U.S. Marshals Service warrant.
Charles Brownfield, 65, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, a United States citizen, was taken into custody by CBP officers upon his entry into the United States after a check of his identification revealed that he was the subject of a U.S. Marshals Service warrant out of Kentucky. The federal charges warrant was entered into the National Crime Center Information database on May 2, 2011. The subject was turned over to Toole County Sherriff's office for transport to the Toole County jail in Shelby for extradition to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
"This fugitive apprehension was the direct result of the vigilance by CBP officers at the port of entry," said Sweetgrass Port Director Larry Overcast.
The National Crime Information Center is a centralized automated data base designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants. These warrants are for a wide range of offenses and include money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual abuse of children, violation of protection orders, fraud, failure to appear, larceny and military desertion.
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.