Border Patrol agents arrest man wanted in murder investigation


POSTED: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 4:04pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 11:07am

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Fort Brown Station arrested a man Thursday who is wanted on multiple charges – including murder.

Roy Rogers Soliz, 58, of Plugerville, was arrested by agents as he was illegally entering the United States. Although Soliz is a U.S. citizen, he did not enter the country at a designated port of entry. During a records check at the station, agents discovered Soliz was wanted by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office on four active arrest warrants that include murder, terroristic threat (family violence), interference with emergency telephone call, and assault with injury (family violence).

According to a press release from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Soliz is wanted in the Jan. 21 shooting death of 38-year-old Christopher Carson in Austin.

Soliz was turned over to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office pending extradition by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

“Border Patrol agents protect this nation, not only from terrorists and drug smugglers, but all threats – including individuals wanted for violent crimes,” said Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa. “Fortunately, this man has been taken off of our streets and can now be held accountable for the crimes for which he is accused.”

For information from Travis County Sheriff’s Office contact Senior Public Information Officer Travis Wade at 512-854-4986. To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

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