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Man in court after BP agent attacked

August 22, 2018

A federal magistrate judge ruled Tuesday afternoon that probable cause existed to charge a Honduran man accused of entering the country illegally with attacking a Border Patrol agent near the Rio Grande in Brownsville.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ignacio Torteya III remanded Arnold Omar Trosty-Reyes to the custody of the U.S. Marshals after the hearing.

Federal authorities charged Trosty-Reyes on Aug. 14 with assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer, court records show. Torteya last week granted Trosty-Reyes a $25,000 unsecured bond with a condition that he satisfy an immigration bond and prove substantial ties to the community, court records show. He remains in custody.

During the hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Oscar Ponce called Jesus Frausto, a United States Border Patrol intelligence unit agent assigned to the FBI Criminal Investigative Squad, to testify about the criminal complaint Frausto filed last week.

Frausto said that at around 7:15 a.m. Aug. 8, Border Patrol Agents Mario Gonzalez and Mario Vicencio responded to an area near the Rio Grande after a group of people entering the country illegally were spotted on a camera.

mreagan@brownsvilleherald.com

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