DONNA, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Donna International Crossing arrested a man returning from Mexico Thursday afternoon after learning he had an outstanding warrant for indecency with a child-sexual contact out of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
“CBP officers frequently encounter travelers with outstanding warrants for their arrest and our agency works hard to positively identify them and ensure their transfer to the jurisdiction of their criminal charges,” said Acting Port Director Walter Weaver, Progreso/Donna Port of Entry. “This noteworthy apprehension highlights the unwavering commitment our officers exercise every day in safeguarding our communities.”
The apprehension occurred on Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Donna International Crossing. CBP officers conducted a primary examination on a male passenger arriving from Mexico and referred him to secondary for further inspection due to a possible match to an outstanding warrant.
In secondary, CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and utilizing national law enforcement databases confirmed his identity as 23-year-old Jesse Mendoza, a United States citizen from Dallas, Texas, wanted in Dallas County on an outstanding warrant for indecency with a child-sexual contact. CBP officers turned Mendoza over to the Donna Police Department for adjudication of the warrant. Charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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