Wanted Subject, Sex Offender Apprehended by Border Patrol Agents
CLINT, TEXAS—El Paso Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents working El Paso County's lower valley arrested two subjects on Monday with previous criminal histories and active warrants.
On Oct. 21, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Clint, Texas, Border Patrol Station apprehended a subject identified as 32-year-old Jose Santos Serrano Garcia, a citizen of Honduras. The subject was apprehended at 1:15 p.m. as agents patrolled the area and found footprints north of the border, approximately 12 miles east of the Fabens Port of Entry. The footprints led agents to a subject hiding in an arroyo near I-10. The agents questioned the subject and determined he had entered the United States illegally. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Clint Station where the subject's biographical and biometrical information was submitted into the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and an alert was received. The alert indicated a warrant of arrest for Serrano Garcia issued out of Loudoun County, Virginia for probation violation. The alert also indicated that Serrano Garcia had a criminal history for drug offenses and prior immigration removals. The subject was turned over to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office for extradition.
In a separate incident this morning, Border Patrol agents also assigned to the Clint, Texas, Border Patrol Station's ATV Patrol assisted line agents in following footprints leading from the Rio Grande approximately eight miles west of the Fabens port of entry. At approximately 2 a.m., the ATV unit located three subjects attempting to conceal themselves in the brush. One subject was later identified as 38-year-old Edmundo Perea Espinoza, a citizen of Mexico who readily admitted to having entered the United States illegally. The subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Clint Station for processing. Perea Espinoza's records revealed a prior conviction for Child Sexual Contact and a previous removal from the U.S.
Perea Espinoza was processed for a Reinstatement of a Prior Order of Removal and booked into the El Paso County Jail. The other two subjects were processed for removal proceedings.
This most recent incident demonstrates the vigilance by U.S. Border Patrol agents and the beneficial training they receive to prevent criminals and unwanted individuals from entering our communities, while keeping our nation's borders safe and secure.
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.