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Border Patrol Agents apprehend escaped Mexican national

May 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol Agents apprehend escaped Mexican national

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U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector helped local police capture a Mexican native who broke out of a local jail.

According to a  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Press release, agents at the Brackettville Station received a call that a felony suspect fled from a jail in Kinney County, Texas. Officials with the sheriff’s office requested assistance from Border Patrol in finding the inmate that escaped.

Deputies apprehended the 26-year-old Mexican citizen on charges of burglary of a habitation, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and theft of a firearm.

Authorities began a search for the man in a wooded area near his last known location. The agents then tracked him down and held him for the sheriff’s deputies. He is now facing additional charges of escape.

“Having strong partnerships with law enforcement is a priority that Del Rio Sector will uphold,” Acting Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak announced in a statement. “I am proud of the contribution these agents made in ensuring a safer community for residents.”

Border Patrol agents frequently support local law enforcement officers and other first responders in the communities.

In early 2017, Border Patrol Tactical Team agents were praised for their heroic actions in supporting Live Oak County, Texas, deputies with the apprehension of an armed escapee. Russell Childress reportedly began shooting at Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and escaped into the brush. The agents located Childress, who opened fire on them and escaped further into the brush.

After the suspect had been surrounded, Childress engaged in a third shootout with police after negotiations for his surrender failed. Texas DPS SWAT team members discovered his body after the gunfire stopped. No officers were injured in the altercation.

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