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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Assist in the Arrest of a Parole Absconder in Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Release Date: 
May 26, 2021

EDINBORO, Pa. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Erie Border Patrol Station were contacted by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole to assist in tracking a parole violator who absconded.

On May 25, parole officers attempted to initiate an arrest of a parole violator when he fled into a wooded area. Along with Border Patrol agents, Pennsylvania State Police,  Edinboro Police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission were contacted to provided assistance in locating and apprehending the parole violator. Agents and state troopers went to the last known location where the subject entered the wooded area and deployed a Border Patrol K-9 team. To gain aerial awareness and increase officer safety, Border Patrol agents deployed a Small Unmanned Aircraft System.

U.S. Border Patrol Erie, Pa. Station.
U.S. Border Patrol Erie, Pa. Station.

The Border Patrol K-9 team located the parole violator in a thick-wooded area and prevented him from any further movement as state troopers took the subject into custody.

“This is a great example of our Border Patrol agents collaborating with other law enforcement agencies to continue to help protect our communities,” said Patrol Agent in Charge Rodney Bentle of the Erie Border Patrol Station.

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Last modified: 
May 26, 2021