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Erie Border Patrol Station Assists In Arrest Of Criminal Alien

Release Date: 
March 16, 2016

Erie, Pa. – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Erie Border Patrol Station recently assisted in the arrest of a criminal alien.

On March 4, 2016, agents from the Erie Border Patrol Station assisted Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers to locate and apprehend Fahad Ahmad Omish, a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Inspects Identification Documents

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Inspects Identification Documents

Omish legally entered the U.S. on August 24, 2015, to attend Gannon University in Erie, Pa. On December 17, 2015, Omish was arrested and charged with 13 offenses under the Pennsylvania criminal code, including distribution and possession of child pornography.

On March 2, 2016, Omish was convicted and sentenced to 13 years of probation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers took custody of Omish. He will be detained without bond until his removal from the U.S.

Erie Station Patrol Agent-in-Charge Rodney Bentle said, “the U.S. Border Patrol assists law enforcement partners every day in securing our border, which includes insuring the safety of our residents. The conviction and arrest of this individual highlights the cooperation between law enforcement agencies in bringing criminals to justice. I commend our law enforcement partners and agents for their hard work and commitment to service.”

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017