The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          



 

Laredo Man Sentenced for Assaulting Federal Agent to Avoid Arrest
Laredo, Texas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   $60 million home health-care scam sends Dallas woman, doctor to prison
ߦ   60 illegal immigrants found in cold produce truck
ߦ   Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground
ߦ   Drugged driver injures two officers in northeast Dallas crash, police say
ߦ   Fallen forensics: Judges routinely allow disavowed science
ߦ   Former HPD officer caught in prostitution bust previously charged with theft
ߦ   Hundreds of protesters face off in Houston over Confederate statue
ߦ   Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car
ߦ   No bond for suspect in officers' death in Fla.
ߦ   Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states
ߦ   Silver alert issued for missing 79-year-old man
ߦ   La Marque Police Entrance Exam
ߦ   2nd Alarm Apartment Fire Sends Two to Parkland Hospital
ߦ   Authorities searching for missing 30-year-old in Galveston County
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Campaign Kick-Off - Commissioner Joe Giusti
ߦ   Constables Arrest Local Barber for Indecent Exposure
ߦ   Critical Missing – Lorenzo Reed
ߦ   Evading Theft Suspects Taken Into Custody After Causing Accident
ߦ   Federal Jury Convicts Dallas Man of Child Pornography Charges
ߦ   Galveston Credit Union Employee Convicted of Theft
ߦ   Jefferson County Man Guilty of Beaumont Drug Trafficking
ߦ   Jury Convicts Honduran Man of Assaulting Federal Officer
ߦ   Law enforcement impaired driver and anti crime task force takes place this weekened.
ߦ   Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kemah Robbery
ߦ   Montgomery County Constable, Pct 4 - Arrest Blotter
ߦ   Orange County Man Guilty of West Orange Drug Trafficking
ߦ   Public Assistance Needed to Identify Person of Interest in Auto Theft
ߦ   Re-Election Campaign Kick-Off - Judge Mark Henry
ߦ   Sherff's Deputy Convicted Of Extortion
ߦ   Stafford-area man admits killing his wife
ߦ   Suspect Jailed In Series Of Dickinson Burglaries
ߦ   Two “Bank Juggers,” Charged by The Harris County District Attorney’s Office
ߦ   Two Illegal Aliens Head to Prison for Trafficking Meth
ߦ   UPDATE: Fatality fire at Brazos Apartments last night

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANGELA DODGE

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx

        

 

Laredo Man Sentenced for Assaulting Federal Agent to Avoid Arrest

 

LAREDO, Texas – A 40-year-old Laredo man has been ordered to prison following his conviction for assaulting a United States Border Patrol (BP) agent and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A federal jury sitting in Laredo convicted Jorge Rocha after only 20 minutes of deliberation on July 18, 2016.

 

Today, U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo, who presided over the trial, ordered Quintanilla to serve a total of 235 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release.

 

On Jan. 29, 2016, Rocha had been carrying a concealed bag when a BP agent approached him near the River Drive Mall. According to testimony presented to the jury at trial, Rocha fled when the agent approached and identified himself. The agent pursued Rocha, who discarded a bag concealed underneath his shirt. When the agent caught up to him, Rocha resisted arrest, striking the agent on the face and head. The agent suffered lacerations and bruises during Rocha’s attack. Rocha was forcibly subdued after other agents responded to the call for assistance.

 

After agents apprehended him, investigators retrieved the bag Rocha dropped while attempting to flee. According to testimony at trial, the bag contained approximately 5.9 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at $188,890.

 

Rocha will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

 

BP and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mike Eaton and Julian Castaneda prosecuted the case.

 

###

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  


© 1999-2017 The Police News. All rights reserved.