DEL RIO, TX (The Dallas Morning News) – A man convicted in the 2011 death of a motorcyclist in Dallas was arrested Saturday trying to illegally re-enter the country, officials said.
Border Patrol agents followed footprints through a ranch south of Brackettville, near the Texas-Mexico border, and apprehended Alejandro Pardo-Castro, a Mexican national, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
Pardo-Castro, 34, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide in February 2012 in the death of Waxahachie resident Modena Dollison.
Dollison, 43, was riding her motorcycle on State Highway 161 near Interstate 20 when a pickup turned left in front of her and hit her. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police at the time said Pardo-Castro had no driver’s license and was in the U.S. illegally.
He was sentenced to 18 months in prison and deported to Mexico in 2013, Border Protection officials said.
“I thank our agents for their hard work and vigilance, which prevents these types of criminals from re-entering our communities,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez said in a written statement.
Pardo-Castro faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
He will remain in the U.S. until the case is adjudicated and any sentenced prison term is served, then will be deported again, Border Protection spokesman Dennis Smith said.