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U.S. citizen with multiple convictions arrested after running BP checkpoint

A U.S. citizen an arrest warrant and multiple convictions was one of seven men arrested by Border Patrol agents in the last two weeks, including three men wanted for sex crimes, and three gang members.

Cary Douglas Rininger fled the SR 80 checkpoint north of Tombstone after he was referred to a secondary inspection, according to a news release from the agency. Rininger evaded agents at high-speed in a rental car until a helicopter spotted his vehicle in Benson, Arizona.  Rininger crashed through a fence and ran from the vehicle.

Agents pursued on foot and arrested him.

A search of his vehicle turned up 198 pounds of marijuana worth around $99,000 in the trunk, the agency said.

Agents ran his fingerprints through a system known as the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, discovering that Rininger had a warrant out his arrest and had 16 felony convictions, including assault on an officer, resisting arrest, grand theft and burglary, the agency said.

Similar records checks on a Honduran man and two Mexican men, all arrested for immigration violations, revealed previous convictions for sex-related crimes, including rape and aggravated sexual assault.

Three other men were also arrested and were identified as members of street gangs, including Mara Salvatruchua, a notorious street gang often known as MS-13 and the Surenos 13.

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Nov 28, 2014, 6:15 pm
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So…. The Border has never been more secure…....Bulls*%&. I have never seen more illegals in my neighborhood, 2 miles from the Brian Terry BP station I do not see this being addressed by Feds at all. With Amnesty, there should be an increase in Border security. It ain’t happening folks. It is the job of this Administration to protect our border.  They have failed. Every day, hardened criminals are entering our country. Border security is a criminal farce.  I commend the Sentinel for reporting criminal apprehensions, but I fear there are many more that do not get caught.

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Cary Douglas Rininger, arrested after fleeing the SR80 checkpoint north of Tombstone.