Yuma, Arizona - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a convicted felon early this morning after he illegally entered the United States near the Imperial Sand Dunes.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., agents encountered Jose Lagos-Gomez near Interstate 8 and Ogilby Road, west of Yuma. Lagos-Gomez and another individual, both Honduran nationals, entered the country in an isolated area under the cover of darkness in an effort to avoid detection.

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and Border Protection

Both migrants were arrested and transported to the Yuma station for processing. Record checks conducted on Lagos-Gomez revealed a felony conviction for sexual assault in 2018 in Beaumont, Texas, for which he was sentenced to two years in prison.

Lagos-Gomez will be prosecuted for reentry of a convicted felon following a previous removal.