San Ysidro, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry last night arrested a 49-year-old man wanted for child rape in the first degree by the Sheriff's Office in Pierce County, Washington.
At about 10 p.m., Wesley Armstead entered the San Ysidro border station as a passenger in a 1996 Cadillac. During his inspection, a CBP officer checked Armstead's information against law enforcement databases, revealing he was wanted.
Further systems checks verified that Armstead was the subject of an outstanding felony no-bail warrant for rape of a child.
Armstead, a U.S. citizen and resident of Tacoma, Washington, was arrested and booked into the San Diego Central Jail to await extradition.
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.