Marfa, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to Marfa Sector's Midland Station arrested a man illegally in the country who was wanted for sexual assault in Nevada. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop on I-20 on May 16 in Midland.
During questioning, the man, a citizen of Mexico, admitted to being in the U.S. illegally. As the man was being processed for illegal entry, agents discovered a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault in Nye County, Nevada.
The man was transported to the Midland County Detention Center to await extradition to Nevada.
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.