BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A 39-year-old Mexican National has
admitted he injured a Border Patrol (BP) agent by hitting him with arm
shackles, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick
On April 1, 2019, Salvador Ramirez-Olvera was in custody
at the Brownsville BP station for illegal entry. While awaiting transfer to
federal court, he slipped out of his arm shackles and hit the agent with them.
The agent was hit on his shoulder area, thus causing bodily injury.
After a brief struggle, officers had to use a taser to
He was then arrested and charged with assaulting a
federal agent who was engaged in the performance of his official duties.
He has been and will remain in custody pending his
sentencing, which is set for Sept. 4, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Rolando
Olvera. At that time, Ramirez-Olvera faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S.
Attorney Jose A. Esquivel Jr. prosecuted the case.