ERIE, Pa. –U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest a male citizen of Guyana on March 17, after the suspect serves time in the county jail on an outstanding warrant and presents fraudulent documents to authorities. Agents also reveal his illegal entry into the United States and convictions of multiple crimes.
Agents from the Erie Station were contacted by the Pennsylvania State Police on March 17, to assist in identifying a suspect in their custody. After initial database verifications, the document came back to a different subject and the suspect was arrested by Border Patrol agents following his release from Mercer County Jail from charges by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Further processing revealed the suspect illegally entered the United States in 1995 with a fraudulent U.S. Virgin Islands Identification Card and presented himself as a U.S. citizen to immigration inspectors. Record checks also discovered the suspects multiple criminal convictions in the United States ranging from misdemeanors to felonies and include charges such as, narcotics violations, grand larceny, carrying a concealed weapon, and shoplifting.
The suspect is currently in custody and will appear before an Immigration Judge to determine his eligibility to remain in the United States. Due to his criminal convictions the suspect could face removal and a permanent bar from entering the U.S. in the future.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-800-331-0353 toll free.
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.