TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Arizona Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 29 migrants near the border with Mexico. Within the group, agents discovered a previously removed felon convicted for homicide in Indiana.
Tucson Sector agents observed and followed a group making its way through the Mesquite Mountains, located in the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation.
After encountering the group, agents arrested one Honduran, three Guatemalan and 25 Mexican nationals- all illegally present in the United States. The group consisted of all-males, ranged in age from 15 to 41.
After records checks, information revealed that one of the Mexican nationals, 31-year-old Carlos Lopez Vazquez, had been previously sentenced to four years of confinement for reckless homicide in Marion County, Indiana. and was removed from the states as an aggravated felon.
He now faces federal immigration charges.
The rest of the group was deported.