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Published On: Wed, Oct 17th, 2018

Mexican murder suspect Salvador Gomez-Salvador arrested by border patrol while entering California

A Sonoita Station Border Patrol agent apprehended a 50-year-old male, previously convicted of attempted murder, Sunday morning after he re-entered the U.S. illegally near Patagonia, Arizona.

Salvador Gomez-Saldavar, a Mexican national, was arrested and transported to the Sonoita Border Patrol Station for processing. During a subsequent fingerprint and criminal records check, agents discovered Gomez-Saldavar, who also uses the aliases Luis Armas- Lara, Gomez-Salvadore, Gomez-Salvador, and Salvador Louis Gomez, was convicted in 1994 in Fullerton, California of attempted murder. He was sentenced to five years in prison.  Gomez-Saldavar now faces criminal prosecution for re-entering the U.S. as a felon.

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Gomez-Saldavar will remain in federal custody to face illegal immigration charges.

All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.

Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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