Man with sexual assault warrant arrested at Pharr International Bridge, CBP says


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PHARR, Texas- U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations arrested a 33-year-old man with an arrest felony warrant at the Pharr International Bridge.

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Officers were able to identify Mychael Andrew Lopez, from Corpus Christi, through a primary computer check.

According to Customs and Border Protection, Nueces County Sheriff’s Department issued the arrest warrant on March 31 for two counts of sexual assault.

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“Our ability to check every person’s identity who is seeking entry into the United States at the border, or any point of entry, allows our officers to detect those individuals with outstanding arrest warrants” stated Carlos Rodriguez, Port Director at Hidalgo/Pharr/AnzaludasRodriguez.

Mychael Andrew Lopez is currently awaiting extradition at the Hidalgo County jail, according to the news release.

The news release does not specify as to when Lopez was taken into custody.

An arrest does not imply guilt and every person is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

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