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Border Patrol agents arrest 2 men in separate incidents
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas -- Border Patrol agents arrested a registered sex offender with a criminal history, and an off-duty agent assisted a victim that was allegedly assaulted, officials said.
On Monday, an off-duty agent was on his way home in Las Cruces when he saw a woman that was attempting to get drivers' attention. The woman told the agent she was being assaulted by her boyfriend, officials said.
The agent identified himself and used verbal commands to stop the assault. Deputies with the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office arrived moments later and arrested the victim's boyfriend without incident, officials said.
On Tuesday, in a separate incident, agents at the Clint Border Patrol Station received a call out of Tornillo. The caller told agents that there was a suspicious person that asked for a change of clothing, and the person was allegedly trying to hide from someone.
Agents said they found the subject, who was running from a business and tried to run away from the agents.
Agents were able to capture the suspect, who was later identified as Anthony Flores, 54.
Flores had an active warrant out of Austin and was a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal history, including multiple drug possession, several charges of child indecency and assault on a peace officer.