YUMA, AZ - Yuma Station Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican national with multiple felony convictions late Tuesday.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., agents arrested Jose Arajo-Dominguez, a 50-year-old Mexican national, after he illegally entered the United States west of Yuma near the Morelos Dam and Levee Road.
During processing, agents discovered that Arajo-Dominguez had multiple felony convictions out of Hood River, Oregon, to include first-degree rape and first-degree burglary. Additional record checks revealed convictions for vehicle theft and criminal trespassing. Arajo-Dominguez was last deported from El Paso, Texas nine days ago. He admitted that he was attempting to travel to Colorado to take up residence.
Arajo-Dominguez is being prosecuted for re-entry after deportation as an aggravated felon.
Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows for the filing of criminal activity charges without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless or until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.