HIDALGO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man wanted on a warrant for murder for over 23 years.
On Monday, officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge apprehended Rigoberto Resendez, a U.S. citizen from Queretaro, Mexico. Resendez was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for a murder committed in 2000.
According to a release from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, on June 11, 2000, an incident occurred where a victim was assaulted at the Players Club in rural Donna. When deputies arrived at the location the found a man with injuries to his face and chest area. The man died at the scene of his injuries and during the course of the investigation, Resendez was identified as a suspect by witnesses.
On Monday when the 47-year-old arrived at the Hidalgo International Bridge, a CBP officer immediately secured him after discovering Resendez was a fugitive and a possible match to the outstanding warrant.
Once in secondary inspection, biometric verification confirmed his identity along with the active arrest warrant from Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.
“CBP screens all travelers entering the United States and we are committed to bringing in those individuals to face criminal charges,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.
A Hidalgo County deputy arrived to take custody of Resendez and transported him to the county jail. According to Hidalgo County Jail records, Resendez was issued a bond of $250,000.
This is the second arrest made by Sheriff’s Deputies in this case, the first arrest was made back on June 11, 2000, when Juan Antonio Ramirez confessed to his involvement in the offense.