Wednesday, December 28, 2005

More Criminals Caught At The Border

As Mexico's leaders continue to disparage us for wanting to protect the integrity of our borders, here's another example of what's trying to slip through. From murderers to drug runners, they seize the opportunity to prey upon our nation. It's time to bar the door and tell Mexico where to go.

DOUGLAS — A man wanted on an attempted first-degree murder charge in Cochise County was detained at the federal port of entry in this border community and turned over to the Douglas Police Department late Monday night.
Esgardo Ysea, 41, a U.S. citizen, who was released from state prison in 2004, after serving nearly 19 years for a conviction of second-degree murder, is wanted for the multiple stabbing of a 44-year-old man in Douglas, according to police Lt. Carlos Guido.On July 3, Ysea, allegedly “viciously attacked the man stabbing him numerous times and leaving him for dead,” Guido said.
After the incident, Ysea fled the area and has been the subject of a search since then, said the police lieutenant, who commands the Douglas investigation section.Guido first came to know Ysea in September 1985, when as a patrol officer he was involved in an incident in which the man “stabbed his estranged common-law wife in the back with a butcher knife.”
The woman died a day later, and the result was Ysea’s conviction of second-degree murder at a Cochise County Superior Court trial and his prison sentence, the officer said.According to a spokeswoman for the Cochise County Jail booking section, Ysea is being held on a $250,000 bond on the current attempted murder charge and an additional $1,000 bond for a reported domestic violence charged allegedly committed earlier this year.
Guido said Ysea is accused of destroying furniture of his girlfriend and dolls belonging to her children during a March 28 incident.Ysea’s detention and turning over to the Douglas Police Department involved was one of two cases Monday involving people with outstanding warrants in Arizona.According to Brian Levin, spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in the state, agents at the Douglas Port of Entry recognized Ysea as being wanted by law enforcement.They also detained Romaine Heath, 52, on a warrant from Maricopa County, who was escorted to them by Mexican authorities.Heath, an American citizen, is wanted on a no-bond probation violation, according to a county jail spokeswoman. No information about the violation was available. He was turned over to the Douglas Police Department.Also, on Christmas Day, a husband and wife from Chihuahua, Mexico, were stopped at the Douglas Port of Entry and arrested for attempting to smuggle 127 pounds of marijuana, hidden in 86 packages inside special compartments built into a 1994 GMC Sierra pickup, Levin said.

From the Sierra Vista Herald.

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