FLORENCE, Ariz. — A man wanted in Florida on cahrges of assaulting a police officer has been arrested in Arizona.
Pinal County Sheriff’s officials said 36-year-old Antonio Velasquez-Hernandez of Mexico
was taken into custody Saturday, accused of being in the country illegally.
Authorities said a fingerprint check through a national database showed
Velasquez-Hernandez also goes by the name of Eliberto Morales.
Under that name, he had an outstanding felony warrant out of Naples, Fla., for
aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Authorities said Velasquez-Hernandez told them the alias was a name he assumed
to avoid detection while crossing the border.
He’s been booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for suspicion of
identity theft. A hold was placed on the felony warrant so he can be extradited