U.S. Border Patrol Agents on Texas Border Apprehend Wanted Suspect
Laredo, Texas - Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station apprehended a suspect wanted by the Laredo Police Department.
On Sunday evening Dec. 9, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Laredo North Station agents conducting checkpoint duties apprehended a 21-year-old, male, U.S. Citizen from Carrizo Springs, Texas. The subject was wanted by the Laredo Police Department for assault and kidnapping.
At approximately 10:20 p.m. Laredo Sector radio communications operators relayed information given by LPD, to the checkpoint regarding a driver of a silver Toyota Corolla who was wanted for an assault on a female subject and the kidnapping of a minor child. The incident had taken place earlier that day at a local grocery store.
Twenty minutes later, a silver 2010 Toyota Corolla approached the primary inspection lane at the IH-35 traffic checkpoint. The agent noticed that the vehicle did not have front license plates and proceeded to conduct an inspection of the vehicle and occupants. As the vehicle departed, the agent on primary realized that the rear license plate matched the LPD description information. Agents subsequently conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at mile marker 30 on IH-35. The driver, identified as David Allen Schmidt, was taken into custody without incident and transported back to the IH-35 checkpoint, along with his four-year-old child.
An LPD Officer arrived at the checkpoint and took custody of the driver, minor child, and the vehicle. The mother of the child arrived at the checkpoint and took custody of her four-year-old son.
"Thanks to the thoroughness of Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents, a dangerous fugitive has been removed from our community and returned to the proper authorities to face justice," said Acting Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent John C. Esquivel.
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.