A border security guard who worked at an international bridge on the Mexican border has been murdered. In a separate incident, suspected illegal drug smugglers killed a Border agent by running over him.
January 21, 2008
November 21, 2007
Illegal immigrant and convicted sex offender Erasmo Varges was released from jail and is now missing.
November 7, 2007
Taqueria Jalisco employee Luis Manuel Garnica-Ruvalcaba and ranch worker Fermin Cruz Gutierrez, both illegal immigrants, have been indicted on multiple accounts of sexually assaulting children.
October 7, 2007
Illegal immigrant and MS-13 member Jonathan Stanley Figueroa Hernandez was caught hiding in a railcar trying to enter the US illegally for the fourth time. Hernandez has previous arrests, including burglary and possession of a weapon on a school campus.
September 29, 2007
Illegal immigrant Ernesto Piña Reyes is suspected of murdering North Texas University student Melanie Goodwin and then burning her body. Reyes met Goodwin at a convenience store. Reyes asked her for a ride and they left together. Police say security camera video later shows Reyes dragging the girl’s body from her car and setting her on fire. Reyes has previous arrests for burglary and drugs but was not deported for these offenses.
August 28, 2007
The family of a five-year-old girl tackled illegal immigrant Alberto Escobar after they say the girl’s mother caught Escobar kidnapping the girl through her bedroom window. Escobar lived in the same building and worked with the victim’s father.
August 14, 2007
Illegal immigrant Juan Felix Salinas is accused of killing an entire family in a fiery DUI wreck. Police say Salinas was speeding and driving drunk when he slammed into the back of a Toyota pickup truck, which then caught fire. Trapped inside were Tenisha Williams, her husband S.J. Williams and her son Xavier Brown. Despite the efforts of bystanders to hold back the flames and pry open the doors, the family died inside the vehicle. Salinas had only minor injuries.
Salinas was free on bond at the time of the wreck.
August 8, 2007
Suspected illegal immigrants Alejandro Emeterio Rivera-Gamboa and Gilberto Javier Arellano-Gamboa are accused of murdering 15-year-old Dani “D.J.” Countryman during an attempted rape.
Alejandro woke to find his cousin Gilberto on top of Dani, who was
struggling. Alejandro says he stepped on the girl’s neck until she stopped moving.
The suspects have been placed on an immigration hold.
August 4, 2007
Illegal immigrant and convicted child molester Hilario Soto-Hernandez is under arrest after sneaking back into the US. In 1995, Hernandez molested a 7-year-old girl and he was deported to Mexico in 2003.