Wanted Felon Enters U.S. Illegally and Resists Arrest Near Campo
CAMPO, Calif.—On Monday evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested three men who had entered the U.S. illegally near Campo. One of the men resisted arrest and tackled the agent.
Shortly after midnight, agents noted fresh footprints near the U.S./Mexico International Boundary that headed north. Tracking the prints, one of the agents discovered three men hiding in brush approximately 500 yards north of the boundary line. There were also two large knives nearby on the ground.
The agent identified himself and requested in Spanish and English that the men stay on the ground and not move. Two men complied but one ignored the agent’s instructions, he stepped forward and grabbed the agent. Pushing the agent to the ground, the man continued his attack. The agent managed to push the man away, drew his weapon, and called to nearby agents for backup. With the help of assisting agents, the three were handcuffed and taken into custody. All three admitted they were illegally present in the U.S.
A records check at a nearby station revealed that the man who attacked the Border Patrol agent was from Guatemala and had an active felony warrant in Norwalk, California. The man also had prior convictions for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under age 14 and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant. He was booked into the San Diego County Jail with extradition to Norwalk pending.
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.
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 dangerous people and capabilities out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
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