Border Patrol apprehends man with multiple felony convictions

Sex offender caught

YUMA, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported illegal immigrant with multiple felony convictions late Monday evening.

At around 9:00 p.m., Yuma Station agents arrested Hector Gutierrez-Perez, a 54-year-old Mexican national, near County 8 1/2 Street and Levee Road after he illegally entered the United States once again.

Agents discovered during processing that Gutierrez-Perez has multiple felony convictions out of Bakersfield and Santa Cruz, Calif. including unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, obstructing a public officer, and battery on a person.

Additional records checks revealed that Gutierrez-Perez was also previously convicted of possession of narcotics/controlled substance, transporting/selling of narcotics, hit and run, and driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

Gutierrez-Perez is being prosecuted for re-entry after deportation.

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