TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a 37-year-old male from Michoacan, Mexico, with an active felony warrant yesterday.
Agents assigned to the Casa Grande station arrested the man for illegally entering the United States. During processing, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, alerted agents to an active warrant from 1996 issued from the Marion County (Oregon) Sherriff's Office for negligent vehicular manslaughter. In addition, record checks revealed a 1991 conviction for sodomy in Marion County for which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
He is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for re-entry of an aggravated felon. Following federal prosecution, he will be turned over to the Marion County Sheriff's Office to face the manslaughter charges.
The Tucson Sector Border Patrol is committed to keeping dangerous criminals from entering our communities. All individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo a criminal history check using IAFIS, allowing agents to quickly identify and classify violent criminals and wanted persons.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.
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.