Havre, Mont. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Plentywood Station encountered a subject on Thursday, October 18, wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
Agents in the Plentywood, Mont. area encountered the subject while on a routine patrol. Alert agents recognized the subject as having an active warrant from the U.S. Marshals Service. The Marshals Service in Great Falls was contacted and the warrant was verified. Agents took the suspect into custody without incident, and he was transported to the Roosevelt County Jail in Wolf Point, Mont. at the Marshals Service request.
"Vigilance by our CBP Border Patrol agents on the frontlines led to the arrest of this wanted sex offender," said Chief Patrol Agent Brenna Neinast of the Havre Sector. "This arrest is just another example of how our agents are working to improve the quality of life in our 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.