CALEXICO, Calif. – A man apprehend by El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents will serve time in prison for assaulting an agent in March.
Jose Perdomo, a 29-year-old citizen of El Salvador, will serve time in federal prison after being sentenced on Aug. 20, 2018.
On March 7, 2018, agents suspected Perdomo illegally entered the United States near the New River, just west of Calexico. While resisting arrest, Perdomo threw a large rock at an agent, hitting him in the arm. Perdomo, made an effort to abscond back into Mexico, but other agents responded and successfully arrested Perdomo without further incident.
Perdomo was charged with the felony of Assaulting a Federal Officer, pled guilty, and sentenced to 15 months prison and 3 years supervised release.
“The U.S. Border Patrol will not tolerate assaults on agents,” said Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “Let this be a stark warning to others that if you assault one of our agents, we will aggressively pursue charges against you.”
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.