Edgewater man with active warrant for homicide arrested at the US-Mexico border, CBP officials say

Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 07, 2022

DENVER – A man wanted for homicide in Edgewater was arrested at the US-Mexico border as he tried to cross into Mexico Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said in a news release.

Aroldo Mendez Reyes, 30, was arrested by CBP officers after he tried to enter Mexico from El Paso, Texas, on April 6, but a check on the man revealed an outstanding warrant for homicide, officials said.

Reyes was then escorted for further inspection where a secondary inspection involving biometric verification confirmed his identity along with the active warrant for first-degree murder, the CBP said in a news release.

The suspect was then arrested by CBP officers and turned over to local authorities. He has yet to be extradited to Colorado.

“CBP officers are vigilant and constantly working to protect our nation from a wide variety of threats,” said Director Field Operations Hector A. Mancha. “This significant arrest highlights the important role CBP plays in safeguarding communities across our nation.”

CBP officials said the warrant stems from a domestic violence case from July 2013.