Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican man just five days after deportation

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Agents detained Jorge Vivas-Lopez after he attempted to illegally cross the border, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. (Georgia Army National Guard photo by Maj. Will Cox via the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System)

Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man Monday — just five days after the government deported him.

Agents arrested Jose Belmontes-Jimenez near Roma, according to the federal criminal complaint against him.

“The defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States on August 8, 2016, near Roma, Texas,” according to the criminal complaint. “Record checks revealed the defendant was formally deported/excluded from the United States on August 3, 2016, through Hidalgo, Texas.”

The record check also revealed Belmontes-Jimenez had a felony conviction for possession of a firearm by a non-citizen.

Agents charged Belmontes-Jimenez with illegal re-entry.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Belmontes-Jimenez, who remains in federal custody.

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