Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said police officers arrested Juan David Ortiz early Saturday after a woman who claimed she had been abducted by Ortiz escaped half-clothed and sought help at a gas station in Laredo.
The U.S. Border Patrol supervisor is being held on a $2.5 million bond in Texas, after being found at 2am hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo on Saturday.
A US Border Patrol supervisor has been charged with murder over the deaths of four female sex workers following an alleged two-week killing spree.
According to Alaniz, authorities plan to charge Ortiz with aggravated kidnapping and murder.
An arrest affidavit stated that Ortiz provided officers with details on meeting at least one of the women, Melissa Ramirez, on September 3.
"The county, the city can rest assured we have the serial killer in custody", Sheriff Cuellar said.
US Border Patrol Agent Charged With Murdering 4 in Killing Spree
Jail records don't list an attorney to speak for Ortiz, a 35-year-old agent from Laredo. He was arrested after a fifth victim escaped from Ortiz and contacted the police.
The investigation was started earlier this month after the body of Melissa Rameriz was found. A fifth woman escaped from Ortiz at a gas station, where she ran to a state trooper. Some of the migrants jumped back into the river and swam back to Mexico while the agents apprehended about 19 of their fellow travelers, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials.
The names of the victims were not released but Alaniz says two are USA citizens. Ortiz drove the pair outside city limits, stopped so he could urinate, and later proceeded to use a handgun to shoot Ramirez multiple times in the head, the document stated according to the Tribune.
While it was not agency policy to comment on the details of an ongoing investigation, Meehan said, criminal conduct by CBP employees is not, and will not be, tolerated. She died at a hospital later in the day, according to the affidavit. We have advocated for and implemented new standards during the hiring process as well as new standards of professionalism after joining Border Patrol.
Detectives asked him to do "the right thing", Alaniz said.
His statement added: "Our sincerest condolences go out to the victims' family and friends".