Fugitive Wanted for Homicide in Mexico Arrested in Vinton
A man wanted for homicide in Mexico was arrested in Vinton by the Louisiana State Police after being contacted by investigators with Homeland Security.
According to an LSP Troop D media release from Trooper Derek Senegal, in April 2017, investigators assigned to the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division were contacted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) requesting assistance in locating a wanted Mexican national, 27-year-old Jose Alfredo “Boots” Rivera Hernandez. Rivera Hernandez had an active warrant through the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) for homicide in Mexico and was known to frequent horse racing establishments. Troopers and HSI agents conducted surveillance at horse racing tracks throughout Louisiana but were unable to locate him at the time of the original request, said Senegal.
Troopers found Rivera Hernandez on May 2, 2019, in the paddock area at Delta Downs Racetrack. They determined he falsified racing permit applications and frequently used an alias.
Rivera Hernandez was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center, where he's being held on a detainer by federal authorities as he awaits extradition back to Mexico.