U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who was listed on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Top Ten Most Wanted Sex Offenders list as he illegally crossed the border from Mexico.
The U.S. citizen had previously been convicted of indecency with a child in Bexar County.
Agents were patrolling the area near Eagle Pass, Texas on Monday when they encountered 40-year-old Albert Gover. The wanted felon had disappeared after failing to register as a sex offender in 2014, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
Gover had allegedly entered the United States at other than a designated port of entry. Agents captured the man after he crossed the border from Mexico. During processing, the agents discovered the U.S. citizen was listed on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) “10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders” list. Gover had previously served four years in prison for his conviction on a felony charge of indecency with a child.
DPS records reveal Gover’s conviction stemmed from an incident involving a 12-year-old girl. U.S. Marshals arrested him again in 2014 for failing to register as a sex offender, but he subsequently fled prosecution after bonding out. A reward of $3,000 had been offered by the State of Texas for his capture.
He is reportedly a member of the Hermandad de Pistoleros Latinos Gang and is said to have tattoos on his back, chest, both arms, both ankles, both wrists, his left hand, and his right leg. He is also known as “G-Man.”
He was captured near the town of Normandy, Texas after having crossed the border illegally from Mexico. He was listed as “armed and dangerous,” but it was not disclosed if he was armed at the time of his arrest.
Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies in San Antonio currently have an active warrant on the fugitive and he is expected to be returned to the county jail for processing.
“The men and women of the United States Border Patrol are committed to keeping the American people safe,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “The apprehension of this dangerous criminal is another way we accomplish that objective.”