A man from El Salvador who admitted to being an illegal alien has been detained by federal authorities in Covington after a St. Tammany Parish deputy discovered an outstanding warrant on him out of Central America.
Captain Daniel Seuzeneau says 36-year-old Juan Sanchez-Roldan was pulled over on Highway 190.
"The Deputy ran Mr. Sanchez Roldan through NCIC, the National Crime Identification Center, and it turned out he had a homicide warrant out of El Savador," said Seuzenueu.
Seuzeneau says the deputy contacted US Immigration Customs Enforcement.
"They confirmed that the warrant was still active," said Seuzeneau. "Mr. Sanchez-Roldan was placed under arrest and taken into St. Tammany Parish jail where he was ultimately picked up by federal authorities."
Seuzeneau says during detainment, Sanchez-Roldan admitted he'd been in the United States for over 10 years illegally, was living in Baton Rouge and working in St. Tammany. He says this was a good pop by one of their deputies.
"This is a prime example about why we need tougher borders," said Seuzeneau. "This guy was walking around here for 10 years with a homicide under his belt."