SoCal: Convicted Felon Illegally Entering the US Caught by Border Patrol

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted felon from Mexico after he illegally entered the United States on Thursday evening.

At approximately 5 p.m., agents saw an individual cross the border illegally around five and one-half miles east of the Tecate Port of Entry.

The agents responded, arrested the man, and transported him to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing.

Jose Segura-Garcia, a convicted felon, was recently apprehended by Border Patrol agents after he illegally crossed the border.

At the station, record checks revealed that the man’s name is Jose Segura-Garcia, a 43 year-old Mexican national. Agents also uncovered that he had been convicted of felony Child Cruelty with the possibility of great bodily injury or death in 2009 in the state of California. He was sentenced to 96 months in prison for the conviction.

Since 1991, the Mexican national has been convicted of numerous misdemeanors and felonies, ranging from DUI, robbery, multiple counts of battery, including battery on a spouse with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury.

The man is currently being held in federal custody and is awaiting further criminal proceedings.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Press Release Provided By the US Border Patrol