Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested at Border Crossing

Carlos Tapia Jr. is wanted for attempted murder in San Bernardino County

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013  |  Updated 7:41 PM PDT
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Fugitive Arrested at Border Crossing

A fugitive wanted by sheriff's deputies for attempted murder was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Otay Mesa Tuesday while trying to cross the port of entry.

At about 7 p.m., Carlos Tapia Jr., 40, – wanted for attempted murder by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office – entered the Otay Mesa passenger port of entry as a passenger in a white Dodge Dart.

Tapia presented a California identification card to CBP officers at the crossing.

When officers ran Tapia’s record they learned he had an outstanding felony warrant for attempted murder.

Tapia was apprehended at the scene.

Fingerprint technology allowed CBP officers to confirm Tapia’s identity and he was booked into San Diego Central Jail, with his bail set at $1 million.
 

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