Sheriff Leading Probe Into Murder Of Border Patrol Agent Claims Armed Illegal Immigrants In Military Fatigues Have Been Spotted On Texas Ranches
By Will Payne, In Rayondville, Texas For Mailonline
*Sheriff Spence said ranchers had reported illegal immigrants walking through the brush in single file, armed with rifles in military fatigues
*Spence said he used to not show a weapon but now he has ‘two or maybe three’ because of the increasing ‘criminal element’
*He added: ‘It’s not like it was years ago when people were just looking for a job or something to eat’
*MailOnline also spoke to the woman who reported Javier’s alleged killers to the police. She now fears she could be killed by the cartels
Since their capture,Fox News reported that the suspects are both Mexican nationals who were in the U.S. illegally and have been deported SIX times between them.
Spence, who has been Sheriff of Willacy County in south Texas for 29 years, said the problem on the border is reaching a crisis point.
He said ranchers with land 25 miles north of the border have reported groups of men – believed to be illegal immigrants – walking single file, through farm land in military fatigues. Some were armed with rifles.
His stark warning came as a local woman who unwittingly helped Tijerina, 30 and Hernandez, 40, after they killed Javier, said she is now in fear for her life.
Her concerns are indicative of the climate of fear that is creeping into certain parts of the border states because of the increase of illegal activity.