A previously deported murderer was caught by Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officers as he tried to elude an immigration checkpoint in the heart of Texas with a small group of migrants.
Jason D. Owens, the chief patrol agent for the Del Rio Sector, tweeted that police at Brackettville Station had detained a manslaughter conviction and previously deported a Mexican citizen.
Five migrants were apprehended by Border Patrol officials at the Brackettville Station and detained for breaking American immigration laws. Juan Carlos Perez-Reyes, a 32-year-old Mexican national, was one of the migrants who was recognized by the agents during processing.
Brackettville agents encountered 5 subjects attempting to avoid detection.— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) August 1, 2022
What’s different about this particular encounter? 1 of those subjects had a previous conviction of 1st Degree Murder!
Not the type of individual you want on your streets.
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The agents learned about a 2009 first-degree manslaughter conviction from an Oklahoma court via a biometric background search. Perez-Reyes was given a state prison term of 15 years by an Oklahoma court.
When his jail sentence was up, the U.S. In November 2021, the guy was sent to Mexico by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
If accused and found guilty of unlawful reentry after removal as a deported felon, Perez-Reyes now faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.
Agents from the Del Rio Sector came across more than 1,650 criminal migrants who had unlawfully re-entered the country during the current fiscal year, which started on October 1, 2021. Agents of the Border Patrol detained over 8,400 illegal immigrants nationwide. They also came across 665 migrants who had outstanding orders for their arrest.