Man sought in manslaughter case arrested at border

Posted at: 05/06/2014 7:22 AM
Updated at: 05/06/2014 10:00 AM
By: The Associated Press



COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) - Federal authorities say a man sought in a vehicular manslaughter case has been arrested at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing station in southwestern New Mexico.
    
Customs and Border Protection says agents at the Columbus crossing took 28-year-old Jose Merced Mendez Nevarez into custody on a warrant stemming from a 2007 case in Albuquerque.
    
CBP says the arrest occurred Friday as agents inspected a vehicle about to enter Mexico.
    
Two other people in the vehicle were determined to not be legally in the United States.

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