A federal jury in Del Rio has returned a guilty verdict against Carl Wayne Wiley for the attempted murder of a Border Patrol Agent in 2014.
At the time, Wiley was wanted for Murder in his hometown of Mildland, Texas. That murder took place on Saturday, June 28,, 2014, when police found the body of LaTanya L. Anders, 41, and a seriously wounded 52 year-old Curtiss R. Stinnett.
The Border Patrol news release at the time reported that Wiley lead officers on a high speed chase across parts of West Texas. He bailed out of his car near Sanderson, Texas, about 160 miles the the south. He then stole another vehicle and made it almost 90 miles further to Comstock, Texas. At that time he bean shooting at the Border Patrol agents.
Wiley was found guilty on all four charges against him in the incident. The charges included:
- Attempting to kill a Border Patrol agent,
- Assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding or interfering with Border Patrol agents using a deadly or dangerous weapon,
- Two counts of using and discharging a firearm during these crimes.
He will be sentenced in June, and faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison, and a maximum of 20 years.
This is the latest verdict in a long string of attacks on Border Patrol agents doing their job. In the past few months, Breitbart Texas has covered the attack by an illegal alien against an agent trying to arrest him near Brownsville. In McAllen, on New Year’s Eve 2015, an illegal alien fought with, then tried to grab the rifle of a Border Patrol Agent. Just three weeks ago, another Border Patrol agent on patrol in Arizona was smashed in the head with a football sized rock.
The ultimate sacrifice for protecting the nation’s borders was paid by Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in 2010. It took until last fall for the two men involved in the killing to receive life sentences in his murder.
Rob Milford is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. You can follow him on Twitter