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Fleeing Sexual Offender Identified By Erie Border Patrol Agent

Release Date: 
May 10, 2016

ERIE, Pa. – An agent assigned to U.S. Border Patrol Erie Station worked with Pennsylvania state probation officials to apprehend a fleeing violent sexual offender during the morning of May 4. 

U.S. Border Patrol canine team inspects baggage.

U.S. Border Patrol canine team inspects baggage.

The Border Patrol agent was alerted that Gregory Schneider, age 30, was traveling by bus from Erie. Parole officers provided a photo of Schneider, the alias he was using, the bus he was boarding, and his final destination.

Schneider was encountered by a Border Patrol agent before he boarded his Cleveland-bound bus. The subject was not sure which bus to board, and showed his ticket to the Border Patrol agent who made a positive identification of the alias. As the subject boarded his bus, the Border Patrol agent alerted the bus driver and the parole board arrest team who boarded the bus to arrest Schneider.

“Fleeing criminals frequently try to mask their identity with aliases and fake identification,” said Patrol Agent In Charge Rodney Bentle. “This arrest demonstrates the professionalism of our Border Patrol agents and the Border Patrol’s commitment to support our partners in the region.”

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017