PROGRESS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers working on an outbound operation at the Progreso International Bridge apprehended a man who escaped from Bee County Jail on January 15, 2022 and was trying to flee the country on foot.
“This is a significant arrest as it highlights the impact our border security mission has on public safety,” said Port Manager Walter Weaver of the Progreso Port of Entry. An arrest of this magnitude illustrates the vital role CBP plays in protecting our country and our communities.”
The arrest of the fugitive took place on Friday, January 21 at the Progreso International Bridge. CBP officers working southbound encountered a man who matched the description of a man wanted for escaping the Bee County Sheriff’s office and violating parole (original charge: aggravated assault with bodily harm serious) out of the Austin parole board in Austin, Texas.
In high school, CBP officers performed biometric fingerprint verification and using national law enforcement databases confirmed the subject’s identity as Steven Guajardo Servantes, 40, a wanted U.S. citizen by the Bee County Sheriff’s Office and the Austin Parole Board.
CBP officers turned Servantes into the custody of the United States Marshals for the adjudication of the warrants. The charges and allegations contained in the criminal complaints are only charges. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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