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July 5, 2024Boston, MA, United StatesEnforcement and Removal

ERO Boston arrests Dominican fugitive wanted for homicide in home country

Noncitizen convicted locally for reckless endangerment of child

BOSTON — Enforcement and Removal Operations Boston apprehended a Dominican noncitizen who is wanted by authorities in his home country for homicide. Deportation officers from ERO Boston arrested the 23-year-old Dominican noncitizen June 11 in Essex. The Dominican national was convicted locally for reckless endangerment of a child.

“This Dominican national ran away from his home country in an effort to escape Dominican law before making his way to Massachusetts,” said ERO Boston Field Office Director Todd M. Lyons. “Once he got here, he proved to be a threat to the children of our communities. We can not allow our New England communities to become safe havens for the world’s criminals. ERO Boston will continue to arrest and remove the most egregious noncitizen offenders from our neighborhoods.”

The Dominican national lawfully entered the United States Aug. 24, 2018, on a nonimmigrant visa. However, he violated the terms of his admission.

On April 24, 2019, Dominican authorities issued a warrant for his arrest for homicide.

The Methuen Police Department summoned the Dominican fugitive Dec. 13, 2022, for reckless endangerment of a child. The Lawrence District Court in Lawrence convicted him Jan. 19, 2024, for reckless endangerment of a child and sentenced him to an 18-month split sentence, where the fugitive would serve six months in prison to be followed by 12 months of probation.

Later that day, ERO Boston lodged an immigration detainer against him with the Essex County House of Correction.

Deportation officers from ERO Boston arrested the Dominican noncitizen June 11, 2024, at the Essex County House of Correction and served him a notice to appear before a Department of Justice immigration judge. He will remain in ERO custody pending the outcome of his removal proceedings.

ERO conducts removals of individuals without a lawful basis to remain in the United States, including at the order of immigration judges with Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. The Executive Office for Immigration Review is a separate entity from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigration judges in these courts make decisions based on the merits of each individual case, determining if a noncitizen is subject to a final order of removal or eligible for certain forms of relief from removal.

Members of the public with information regarding child sex offenders can report crimes or suspicious activity by dialing the ICE Tip Line at 866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423) or completing the online tip form.

Learn more about ERO Boston’s mission to increase public safety in our New England communities on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @EROBoston.