Progreso, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Progreso International Bridge apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant for sexual assault from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Brownstown, Indiana.
"Primary checks by a CBP officer identified Jesus Manuel Torres Jr. as a wanted person. This wanted fugitive will face pending charges of sexual assault thanks to the outstanding vigilance of our officers working to keep our country safe," said Carlos Rodriguez, CBP port director, Progreso Port of Entry.
On Tuesday, September 10, CBP officers at the Progreso 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 sexual assault. In secondary, a CBP officer's checks identified Jesus Manuel Torres Jr., 31, a United States citizen who resides in Donna, Texas and confirmed the active arrest warrant for sexual assault, pending charges related to a case from the Renville County Sheriff's Office in Olivia, Minnesota. CBP officers arrested Jesus Manuel Torres Jr. and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. Jesus Manuel Torres Jr. was transported to the county jail pending extradition to Olivia, Minnesota to face pending charges.
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.