NOGALES, AZ (AZCENTRAL) – Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona arrested a Guatemalan man previously convicted of murder, after he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in a rural area west of Nogales.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents were on patrol on Thursday afternoon near the community of Arivaca when they came across Walter Ramirez-Perez.
After determining he was in the country illegally, they ran his fingerprints in database records, the CBP said. Agents discovered that in 2005, Ramirez-Perez was convicted of criminal negligent homicide in Houston.
The 37-year-old migrant spent four years in jail and was then deported back to Guatemala, according to the CBP.
Ramirez-Perez will remain in federal custody and faces charges of illegal re-entry.