CALEXICOÂ â€” U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry took a 27-year-old fugitive into custody who was wanted on felony charges for the alleged attempted murder of a Coachella police officer, according to a press release from the CBP offices.
The incident occurred at about 4:25 p.m. June 1 when suspect Gildardo Davila, a U.S. citizen and resident of Coachella, was escorted on foot to the downtown port by Mexican law enforcement officials, said the release. CBP officers working the portâ€™s pedestrian facility took custody of the man and escorted him to a secure area for further review.
According to the press release, CBP officers conducted a query on the manâ€™s fingerprints utilizing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), confirming his identity, and revealing that he was the subject of a felony warrant issued at the request of the Riverside County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
After the warrant was confirmed, the man was turned over to the custody of a Riverside County Sheriffâ€™s deputy and transported to the Riverside County Jail.
To read more about this case, click on the link below from the Sheriff â€“Coroner Riverside County Office:http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/chu17-0525.asp
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