Border Patrol agents apprehended a convicted sex offender after he fled from an Interstate 15 checkpoint just north of San Diego.
Agents said the suspect failed to stop at the checkpoint, and then lead Border Patrol on a high-speed chase. Once agents gained custody of the individual they found out he was wanted in Pinal County, Arizona for parole violations.
“Agents assigned to enforcement duties along the northbound Interstate 15 attempted to stop a 40-year-old male United States citizen driving a blue 1998 Ford F-150 near Highway 76,” according to Border Patrol agent Simon Scott. “The driver failed to yield and led agents on a high-speed chase with speeds reaching 90 miles per hour. Agents discontinued the pursuit after the suspect drove southbound on the shoulder of the northbound I-15 endangering the motoring public. Agents located the individual’s vehicle minutes later when his vehicle became stuck after he drove off-road.”
The assailant then fled his vehicle on foot but was captured by Border Patrol agents a short time later.
“Agents ran record checks and determined that the suspect was a registered sex offender in Pinal County, Ariz., wanted for parole violations,” Scott said. “The suspect was booked into San Diego County jail for high speed flight from an Executive Officer.”
To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.
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