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Tucson sector border patrol agents arrest man previously convicted of manslaughter

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 19:45:12-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted criminal near Nogales January 2.

Agents apprehended 55-year-old Santiago Villarreal-Balderrama after he attempted to illegally enter the U.S.

Records showed that Villarreal-Balderrama who is a citizen of Mexico was previously convicted of manslaughter by Maricopa County in 1985, according to CBP. He was sentenced to five years of imprisonment.

CBP says Villarreal-Balderrama has illegally entered and been removed from the U.S. multiple times since his arrest.

Villarreal-Balderrama will face charges for immigration violations, according to CBP.