UPDATE: Border Patrol Agent Death

Local 2/Fox 24 - Now, new information has surfaced about the FBI’s investigation into the death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez.

Wednesday KMID/KPEJ received the search warrants filed in the U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.
 
Back on Nov. 18, Border Patrol Agent Martinez and his partner were found East of Van Horn, both had traumatic head injuries and broken bones, previous reports indicate. 

Both agents were reportedly transported to the hospital and Martinez died the next day. 

During the investigation, authorities were pointed in the direction of a few suspects and a vehicle which may have been connected to the investigation, the warrant reads.

A few days after the initial response from law enforcement, a confidential informant tells U.S. Border Patrol agents about a 'coyote’ who led a group of people across the U.S./Mexico border, the warrant reads. 

A ‘coyote’ is commonly known as an individual tasked with bringing people across the border. 

The informant was told by the coyote about two men who had recently crossed the border, the men were talking about "assaulting the two Border Patrol Agents with rocks," the report reads. 

The investigators were told that one brother could be found in Portales, New Mexico and the other could be found in Odessa. 

During an interview with federal investigators one of the brothers admitted to picking up his younger brother near Presidio, according to the warrant. 

The younger brother admitted that he knew his brother had enter the United States illegally sometime before Nov. 20, the warrant reads.

During the drive the subject vehicle broke down and was left in Tatum, New Mexico. The brother reportedly admitted to going back the next day to pick up the vehicle.

The brothers "denied any role in the death and assault of the Border Patrol Agent.”

The warrant also mentions a woman, who was traveling with them.

On Dec.1, federal authorities located the woman and interviewed her. The woman said she heard the first brother speaking to someone about entering the country with illegal drugs including methamphetamine and heroin, according to the report.

While the brothers denied any role in the death and assault of the agents, they did admit to driving the suspected vehicle listed in the warrant.

At this time no one has been charged or arrested.

However, one of the brothers was brought before the U.S. Magistrate Judge in Roswell, New Mexico, on a charge of illegal re-entry.


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