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Phoenix man accused of trying to ram into Border Patrol agent’s vehicle

Sep 27, 2022, 2:00 PM

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(Customs and Border Protection File Photo)

(Customs and Border Protection File Photo)

PHOENIX – A Phoenix man was arrested for allegedly trying to drive into a Border Patrol agent’s vehicle in southern Arizona last week, authorities said.

The agent wanted to conduct an immigration inspection on a vehicle driven by Jerome Wagner near Douglas on Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said in a press release Tuesday.

Wagner, 54, was driving at high speed westbound on State Route 80 with the agent following when he stopped abruptly and spun out to face the other way, according to the release. He then allegedly drove directly at the agent’s fully marked vehicle.

The agent had to swerve onto the highway shoulder to avoid being hit, according to the release.

Other agents were able to track down and arrest the suspect.

Wagner was charged with one count of assault on a federal officer with the use of a deadly or dangerous weapon and had his initial court appearance on Friday.

He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, according to the release.

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