TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Station arrested a previously deported 37-year-old Guatemalan national Thursday afternoon and discovered he was convicted and incarcerated for negligent homicide in Houston, Texas.
Agents patrolling near Arivaca arrested Walter Ramirez-Perez who was found to be illegally present in the United States.
Fingerprint and database records checks revealed Ramirez was convicted of criminal negligent homicide in 2005 and sentenced to four years in prison.
Ramirez is in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations.
Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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