BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge apprehended a man on an arrest warrant for an indecency with a child charge from the Willacy County Sheriff's Office in Raymondville, Texas.
On Friday, May 3, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge encountered a man later identified as a wanted fugitive. A primary query by a CBP officer resulted in the man being escorted for a secondary examination and verification of a possible outstanding arrest warrant for indecency with a child charges. In secondary a CBP officer's checks of a national database identified Jesus Roberto Ortiz, 53, a United States citizen who resides in Raymondville, Texas and confirmed the active arrest warrant for indecency with a child, pending charges related to a case from the Willacy County Sheriff's Office in Raymondville, Texas. CBP officers arrested Jesus Roberto Ortiz and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Willacy County Sheriff's Office. Jesus Roberto Ortiz was transported to the Willacy County jail and will face pending charges.
"Primary checks by a CBP officer identified Jesus Roberto Ortiz as a wanted person. This wanted fugitive will face pending charges of indecency with a child thanks to the outstanding vigilance of our officers working to keep our country safe," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville Port of Entry.
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.