Jose Segura-Garcia
Jose Segura-Garcia. Courtesy CBP

Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted felon from Mexico after he illegally re-entered the United States, Customs and Border Patrol reported Friday.

At approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, agents saw an individual cross the border illegally around five and a half miles east of the Tecate Port of Entry.

The agents responded, arrested the man, and transported him to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing.

At the station, record checks revealed that the man was Jose Segura-Garcia, a 43 year-old Mexican national. Agents also discovered that he had been convicted of felony child cruelty with the possibility of great bodily injury or death in 2009 in California. He was sentenced to 96 months in prison for the conviction.

Since 1991, the Mexican national has been convicted of numerous misdemeanors and felonies, including DUI, robbery, multiple counts of battery, and battery on a spouse with a deadly weapon.

The man is currently being held in federal custody and is awaiting further criminal proceedings.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.