EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry detained a wanted man with an outstanding felony warrant for the sex offense against a child- Fondling out of Stanton, Texas.
“CBP recognizes the significance of bringing those charged with serious sex crimes to justice,” said Acting Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “We give these types of cases our utmost attention, and these apprehensions are part of our daily work to keep our borders and communities safe and secure.”
The fugitive apprehension occurred on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 at the Eagle Pass International Bridge I. A CBP officer processing vehicle traffic arriving from Mexico, referred Edgar Ovalle Santos, a 38-year-old male Mexican citizen, for a secondary inspection. After escorting the passenger to secondary, subsequent biometric verification through law enforcement databases confirmed that the subject had an outstanding felony warrant for the sex offense against a child- fondling pursued by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in Stanton, Texas.
The warrant was confirmed to be active. Ovalle Santos was arrested and turned over to Maverick County Sheriff’s Office to await criminal proceedings.
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion. Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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