U.S. Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Convicted Felon
Wanted in Harris County for Alleged Sexual Assault of a Child
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station arrested a Honduran man, who had a previous felony conviction.
On Nov. 10, agents arrested Carlos Mil Ruiz-Matute, 26, for entering the United States illegally. During processing, agents learned he was convicted of burglary in 2015 in Houston, and that there was a warrant for his arrest for alleged sexual assault of a child in Harris County. Records checks also revealed Ruiz-Matute had been arrested multiple times for state and immigration violations.
“Border Patrol routinely encounters dangerous people with criminal histories and active warrants. Agents’ constant vigilance keeps our communities safe,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez.
Ruiz-Matute faces prosecution for reentry after deportation – 8 USC § 1326.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.