Man sought in killing is nabbed by CBP officers at Presidio port attempting to enter Mexico

PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working outbound operations at the Presidio port of entry Tuesday evening apprehended a man being sought on a two-count murder charge warrant, according to an agency news release. The double homicide occurred on New Year’s Day in Durham, North Carolina.

“CBP officers performing a vital homeland security mission encounter wanted people on a daily basis,” said Michael Neipert, CBP Presidio Port Director. “It is important for the safety and security of our nation that those who attempt to escape justice are held accountable.”

The apprehension of the U.S. citizen was made at approximately 9:35 p.m. when 20-year-old Jose Manuel Regino-Vargas attempted to exit the U.S. into Mexico. He was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling south. A query of the man’s name came back positive in the National Crime Information Center database for an arrest warrant. Finger printing of the man confirmed a match on the warrant. The man was turned over to Presidio police department and was booked into the Brewster County jail to await extradition.