a step- One person was arrested for assaulting a US Border Patrol agent, after resisting arrest and resisting or obstructing the work of federal officials and employees.
It was reported that on August 11, 2021, the FBI arrested Ivan Mendoza, 37, of El Paso, Texas.
Mendoza was formally indicted via a federal criminal complaint, after the facts that made up this investigation emerged.
It was around 12:00 a.m., when Mendoza allegedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent when the suspect attempted to flee in his vehicle from the USBP checkpoint located along Federal Highway 62/180 in El Paso County, Texas. Mendoza brushed the USBP agent aside and dragged him down the road for a short distance as he fled.
At approximately 20:00 PM, Mendoza was taken into custody, in a joint operation involving the FBI.
“In the past week, we have received three reports of assaults on federal agents targeting U.S. Border Patrol agents,” said Jeffrey Downie, the FBI’s special agent in El Paso.
“Attacks on Border Patrol agents or any other agent/federal officer or officer in the workforce will not be tolerated, and our office will address them immediately so they can continue to perform their duty to protect our communities,” Downey added.
Our clients continue to show courage and bravery in the toughest conditions. This is just another example of the inherent risks our customers face every day. The combined efforts of our agents and our invaluable law enforcement partnership with the FBI.”
The El Paso Division of the FBI investigated the case with the assistance of Ysleta Sector Anti-Smuggling Intelligence Units, El Paso, the US Border Patrol, and the Attorney General’s Office. from the United States.
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