Feds arrest undocumented Mexican immigrant for 10th time

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

An undocumented immigrant from Mexico arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol nine times in the past has been arrested again, officials said Thursday.

Sergio Nuñez-Barrera was arrested by Border Patrol agents assigned to the agency's Marysville station, officials said.

Border Patrol officials said they were contacted by Lapeer police Tuesday to help identify a man as part of an investigation. The man freely admitted to agents during questioning that he illegally entered the United States in 2014, they also said.

Authorities said they transported the man, whom they identified as Nuñez, to the Marysville station to be processed.

Agents discovered the Border Patrol had arrested Nuñez nine times since 2000, according to officials.

He was arrested seven times in 2000 in New Mexico, once in Detroit in 2009 and once in 2012 in Texas, said Border Patrol spokesman Kris Grogan. ​They also learned he had been convicted in 2012 of improper entry by an alien, a civil charge, and sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Border Patrol processed Nuñez and returned him to the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office to face prosecution for an outstanding warrant on burglary charges, officials said. Once he's released from the Sheriff's Office, Nuñez is to be returned to the Border Patrol.


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