EDINBURG – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrest two undocumented immigrants with previous convictions for murder and sexual related crimes.
The agency said on Thursday night, a Mexican national was apprehended near Havana, Texas, by agents from the McAllen station.
During processing, records checks on the subject revealed an arrest for Criminal Sex Conduct-4th Degree-Victim 16-17/Victim Mental Impair/Helpless. He was later convicted and sentenced to 24 months confinement.
Earlier the same day, a Mexican national was apprehended by McAllen Station Border Patrol Agents near Mission, Texas.
Record checks revealed the subject had been arrested for Capital Murder. He was later convicted and the presiding judge sentenced him to 20 years confinement, said the agency.
Both subjects were referred for prosecution.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.