Honduran National Previously Deported
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a convicted sex offender who had been previously removed.
“An aggravated felon and registered sex offender was stopped before doing more harm to the citizens of this great nation,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “This arrest highlights how dedicated Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents are to the safety of our community.”
On Jan. 11, Yony Alexander Garcia-Chavez, 37, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, was apprehended by Brackettville Border Patrol agents near Spofford. During processing, agents discovered that the subject was previously arrested for aggravated sexual assault on a minor in January of 2008 near Houston. He was convicted in January of 2009 and was sentenced to eight years confinement. Garcia-Chavez was deported to Honduras after completing his prison sentence.
Garcia-Chavez faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation – 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. During FY 2017, to date, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended eight previously deported sex offenders. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.