ENCINO, Texas - Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents this weekend apprehended a fugitive near Encino, Texas who had an outstanding arrest warrant for murder from Harris County, Texas.
The incident occurred on Feb. 14 when agents from the Falfurrias (FLF) Station patrolling south of Encino were advised of a group of subjects walking within a nearby ranch. FLF agents along with nearby BORSTAR agents immediately responded to the area and apprehended the subjects. During a field interview, one adult Mexican male advised agents that he had an outstanding warrant for murder out of Houston, Texas. The group was then transported to the Falfurrias station for further processing.
At the station, all subjects' biometric information was entered into several criminal record checks databases to include the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). An arrest warrant was confirmed for the Mexican national now, identified as Emilio Angel Cervantes Gonzalez, DOB: 7/21/1990, for murder from Harris County for Armed and Dangerous/Felony Murder/Firearm Issue.
Cervantes Gonzalez will be charged with 8 USC 1325 Entry Without Inspection and referred to the Rio Grande Valley Sector Prosecutions Office.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
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.