Border Patrol agents arrest men convicted of murder, sex crimes


Lorenzo Solis-Ramirez, left, and Alicio Daniel Izoteco-Morales. (Courtesy U.S. Border Patrol

EDINBURG, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have identified and arrested a convicted murderer and two sex offenders over the weekend.

According to a news release, agents working at Fort Brown arrested Fidel Penaloza-Hernandez, a Mexican national.

Record checks for Penaloza-Hernandez revealed a previous arrest for murder in Florida. A judge found him guilty of 1st degree murder and sentenced him to 20 years confinement.

On Saturday morning, Rio Grande City agents working in Roma, Texas, arrested Lorenzo Solis-Ramirez, a Mexican national.

A records check revealed a previous arrest in North Carolina for sexual battery. A judge sentenced Solis-Ramirez to 60 days confinement, said the Border Patrol.

That same day, the Kenedy County Sherriff’s Office responded to a reported vehicle accident. Agents interviewed a person later identified as Alicio Daniel Izoteco-Morales.

Border Patrol said their agents arrested and transported Izoteco-Morales after he freely admitted to being in the country illegally. Record checks revealed a previous arrest in North Carolina for statutory rape of a child.

He was later found guilty of Indecent Liberties with Child and sentenced to 16-29 months confinement.

Border Patrol processed all the subjects accordingly, said the media release.

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