FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Wayne McInnis
Office: (504) 712-2234
Date: March 8, 2012
SUBJECT WANTED IN KENNER RAPE CASE
ARRESTED AT US / MEXICO BORDER
Kenner- On March 2, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge on the
Texas / Mexico border arrested Rolando Vargas, 26. Vergas a United States citizen and resident of Houston, Texas was attempting to cross the US border to Mexico on foot at the time of his arrest.
Vargas is wanted for the March 2011 rape of a 20 year old female from Alabama. The incident occurred in the 2700 block of Idaho Street, Kenner.
Vargas is currently being held in the Hidalgo Texas. Vargas is fighting extradition to Louisiana; a hearing is scheduled for March 12, 2012 in Texas.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Det. Jeff Adams is investigating this incident.