SAINT CROIX, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified last Saturday a man with an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation from the Parole and Pardon Board in Austin, Texas. Jevon Hill, 35, a citizen of the United States and resident of Texas, was identified after he presented himself for CBP inspection at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, before boarding a flight bound to Miami. Mr. Hill was traveling to Seattle, Tacoma via Miami.
Law enforcement databases alerted to an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
“As the nation’s border security agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have the responsibility of identifying fugitives at our ports of entry and returning them to face justice for crimes they may have committed,” stated St. Croix Port Director, Douglas Vinroy. “CBP officers in the US Virgin Islands are always vigilant in protecting our nation’s border and enforcing U.S. laws at the border”.
CBP Field Operations officers in St. Croix contacted CBP officers in Miami, and made arrangements to meet the subject planeside upon his arrival at Miami International Airport. The officers confirmed Mr. Hill’s identity and verified the outstanding warrant. Miami Dade Police Department officers were notified, responded and took custody of the subject for further processing.
CBP officers detect many individuals wanted by authorities in the continental U.S., upon their arrival to the USVI, or upon their return to the mainland from the USVI.
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.