Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville port of entry apprehended a man wanted on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault from Howard County in Nashville, Ark.
On April 8, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge referred Alejo Galvan, 48, a Mexico citizen and resident of Nashville, Ark., who arrived at the port of entry as a pedestrian for a secondary examination after a primary database check revealed a possible active arrest warrant for aggravated assault. At secondary a CBP officers identified Alejo Galvan as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from the Howard Country Sheriff's Office in Nashville, Ark.
Pending charges against Galvan are aggravated assault with a bond of $100,000. CBP officers arrested Alejo Galvan and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. Galvan was transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center pending extradition to Nashville, Ark.
"A primary check of a national database assisted CBP officers in making this arrest. Our officers' vigilance and attention to detail was instrumental in the apprehension of this wanted fugitive," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville port 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.