CBP Officers in Roma Arrest Man Wanted for Aggravated Assault
Roma, Texas- U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers in Roma this weekend arrested a Sullivan City man wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
On May 19, CBP officers working at the Roma, Port of Entry encountered Carlos Mares Jr., 37, of Sullivan City, driving a red Chevrolet pickup truck. Mares presented his U.S. passport card and, after consulting a law enforcement database, CBP officers discovered that he had a possible outstanding warrant for his arrest from the Rio Grande City Police Department for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. CBP officers confirmed the warrant, arrested Mares and subsequently released him to the custody of the Rio Grande City Police Department who transported him to the Starr County Jail.
CBP officers in Roma also arrested four other individuals wanted on state and local charges over the weekend. On May 18, officers arrested a female United States citizen, age 23, and a Mexican national female, age 43, both from Roma, wanted on traffic violation charges. On May 19, officers arrested a U.S. citizen female, age 25, from Rio Grande City also wanted on traffic violation charges from Sullivan City. Lastly, on May 20 officers arrested Margarito Michael Rodriguez-Rodriguez, age 45, from Temple, wanted by the Belton County Sheriff's Office for driving while intoxicated.
"Our ability to utilize law enforcement databases during the inspection process allows our officers to intercept those individuals wanted for a myriad of charges ranging from serious assault charges to simple traffic violations," said Crecencio (Cris) Cantu, Port Director, Roma 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.