West Virginia Prison Escapee Apprehended in Mexico, Turned over to CBP at Gateway to the Americas Bridge
LAREDO, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers early this morning took custody from Mexican immigration officers of a West Virginia prison escapee who also was wanted for attempted murder and armed carjacking following his capture by Mexican authorities.
“CBP maintains a strong working relationship with our law enforcement partners from the Government of Mexico and the swift transfer of a dangerous fugitive wanted on multiple violent charges is a testament to the strength of that relationship and our ongoing international cooperation and coordination,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.
Shortly after 2 a.m. today, CBP officers at Gateway to the Americas Bridge took custody from Mexican immigration officers at mid-bridge of Todd Wayne Boyes, 44, a U.S. citizen deported from Mexico. CBP officers escorted Boyes to secondary inspection where they verified his identity, citizenship and confirmed that he had the following outstanding state arrest warrants: attempted murder, from West Virginia State Police in South Charleston, West Virginia, armed carjacking from Ohio Highway Patrol in St. Clairsville, Ohio, flight-escape from the Charleston, West Virginia State Prosecutor’s Office and larceny from the sheriff’s office in Marietta, Ohio.
Boyes appeared to be in need of medical assistance and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Following his clearance from the hospital, Office of Field Operations (OFO) Special Response Team (SRT) operators assisted in transporting Boyes to Webb County jail pending the adjudication of his outstanding warrants.
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