Last updated: July 07. 2014 2:53PM - 1015 Views
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A federal fugitive was arrested by Grayson County Detention Center deputies on Sunday after she spent months on the lam, eluding authorities.


52-year-old Pedra Perez-Gumeta walked into the detention center on Sunday using an alias and disguising herself to avoid being identified.


According to a news release from the desk of Jason Woosley, Grayson County Jailer, quick-thinking deputies realized that the woman, who had come to visit another federal inmate, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Federal officials had provided a photo and other descriptors to the jail prior to Perez-Gumeta’s visit to the detention center, and realized who they were dealing with while she was at the facility.


“After she was positively identified, detention center deputies arrested her on federal warrants for indictments on charges of illegal re-entry, using false identification as evidence of authorized stay and employment and making false attestation on an employment form,” the release read.


Perez-Gumeta was lodged in the detention enter’s female facility following her arrest.


She will appear in federal court later this week for arraignment on multiple charges and an immigration detainer was lodged against her, meaning she will be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation proceedings after resolution of her criminal charges.

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