U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) apprehended an unlawfully present Mexican national Friday in Forsyth County, North Carolina, who is a Maryland fugitive wanted on multiple state charges of rape and sexual assault.
In collaboration with officers from ERO Baltimore, an ERO Charlotte Fugitive Operations Team located Alfredo Carreon-Lopez at a Forsyth County business Friday. Carreon is suspected to have fled the Baltimore area following the issuance of a Maryland state arrest warrant on charges of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor, first and second-degree assault, and multiple additional sexual offense charges.
After Charlotte deportation officers located and arrested Carreon on immigration charges in Forsyth County, ICE contacted the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and booked Carreon into the Mecklenburg County Detention Center where he is now awaiting extradition back to Maryland to face the criminal charges against him.
Nationally, approximately 90 percent of all persons arrested by ICE during the first three quarters of FY18 either had a criminal conviction, a pending criminal charge, or were already subject to a removal order issued by a federal immigration judge.