San Diego - Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted in the capture of an outstanding felony sex offender in east San Diego County near the State Route 94 Border Patrol Checkpoint.
At approximately 1:15 p.m., a San Diego Sheriff's deputy arrived at the SR-94 checkpoint with information about Ronald Huss, a wanted felony sex offender. Mr. Huss, a resident of Dulzura, Calif., was previously convicted for a 1987 felony sexual offense in San Diego. After his release from prison, he moved to Portland, Ore., where he registered as a sex offender. Huss recently relocated to San Diego County without re-registering as a sex offender.
Agents were shown a photo of Huss, a 44-year-old U.S. citizen, who they recognized as a frequent traveler through the Border Patrol checkpoint. Agents further recalled that Huss had travelled through the checkpoint earlier that morning. Moments later, agents spotted Huss driving a van eastbound on SR-94 and alerted the deputy. The SDSO deputy and agents followed the van and stopped it to question the driver.
The San Diego Sheriff's deputy determined the driver was Mr. Huss, and took him into custody.
Through coordinated enforcement operations, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a strong defense-in-depth enforcement posture along major routes of egress from the border to our nation's interior. The U.S. Border Patrol maintains strong collaborative partnerships with other law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in border communities.
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.