Skip to comments.Yuma Sector Agents Assaulted by Claimed Caravan Member
Posted on 11/25/2018 10:30:03 AM PST by yesthatjallen
Last night, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents and a CBP pilot had rocks thrown at them when they tried to arrest a subject who claimed to have been part of the migrant caravans.
On Friday night, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents discovered footprints from a subject who had illegally crossed from Mexico into the United States just east of the Andrade, Calif. port of entry. Agents radioed for a CBP Air and Marine helicopter to assist and it responded a short time later. The agents tracked the suspect for almost a mile until he was encountered near a tree. The male suspect climbed up into the tree, set it on fire and began to throw rocks at agents on the ground as well as at the CBP helicopter. None of the agents nor the helicopter was struck.
The subject eventually came down from the tree and was taken into custody. He was determined to be a 31-year-old Honduran national illegally in the U.S. The subject told arresting agents that he had been part of one of the migrant caravans that had been covered by the media in Mexico recently. He was transported to the Yuma Central Processing Center. The Winterhaven Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.
During processing, the subject was found to have several previous arrests in Florida as well as a previous deportation from the U.S. on June 4, 2018. The subject is being presented for prosecution and removal proceedings.
Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of criminal activity charges without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someones life.
“The male suspect climbed up into the tree, set it on fire and began to throw rocks at agents on the ground as well as at the CBP helicopter.”
Why didn’t they just let the tree burn. Problem solved.
Agree, Pile more firewood around the tree.
The tree climbing, rock throwing, fire starting, intellectual genius had a great future in the United States cut short by the antagonistic border patrol agents.
They should have shot him
Crazy... Process him and boot him out yet again, which sounds like the plan, though they don’t say exactly what their plan for him is. There has to be some kind of disincentive for him to return. Patting him on the head, giving him a box lunch, and sending him on his way doesn’t cut it.
They are prosecuting him for 8 USC 1326 (reentry after deportation). Depending on his previous convictions he faces 1 to 6 years in the federal pen.
East of Andrade CA is the Colorado River. That must have been where the guy was found as it’s the only place that has trees big enough to climb.
Andrade is the port of entry at the little town of Los Algodones, BC, Mexico. The Colorado River is very small there, and at times nearly dry. It turns east at Andrade and skirts the southern boundary of Yuma, AZ. We used to go occasionally down 8th Street to where it ends at the river, and just look at Mexico on the other side. I’m not sure how it is now, but a few years ago there was ABSOLUTELY NO fence on that section of border. Only the river and a BP road that was dragged with railroad ties every day to check for new footprints. Houses were built right next to the river on the Mexican side, and little kids would play in the water and occasionally shout to us on the US side. ANYONE could easily toss a rock across in either direction, or even wade across if the BP wasn’t in the area.
Burn baby, burn.
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