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4:01 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Border Patrol Captures Sexual Predator And Stops Unrelated Assault Against Las Cruces Woman

  El Paso Sector U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a U. S. citizen with an active criminal warrant out of Austin, Texas, and also halted an assault against a woman in Las Cruces.

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Clint Border Patrol Station received a call from a concerned citizen in Tornillo, Texas. The caller stated he became suspicious of the individual after the person asked for a change of clothing. The caller further stated that he suspected the individual was attempting to hide from someone. The Clint Station dispatched an agent to the area who responded and observed a subject matching the description provided by the caller. The subject, who was running from a local business, attempted to elude the agent who gave chase while issuing verbal commands for the subject to stop. The subject was defiant and became aggressive toward the agent. Using his experience and training, the agent was able to take command of the situation. The subject, later identified as 54-year-old U.S. Citizen Anthony Flores, was detained for questioning without further incident.

Upon conducting records checks via several data bases, it was revealed that Flores had an active warrant out of Austin, Texas. It was also discovered that he is a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal history of more than a dozen criminal convictions to include possession of marijuana, assault on a peace officer, and multiple charges of indecency with a child. Flores was turned over to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for extradition.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol Agent stopped an assault against a woman as she pleaded for help. The assault occurred on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. in Las Cruces, N.M. The off-duty agent was driving home when he saw a woman flagging down motorists hoping someone would stop and help. The agent stopped to offer assistance, and that’s when she began stating that she was being assaulted by her boyfriend. The agent quickly took control of the situation by identifying himself as a law enforcement officer to the suspect and utilized verbal commands to stop the assault. Dona Ana Sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly thereafter and took custody of the male subject without incident.