The escaped ICE detainee is once again in law enforcement custody.
Earlier today, ICE worked with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Fairfax County Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority to locate Carlos Rivas-Mendez.
Rivas-Mendez, 27, was being transported to Dulles airport for deportation when he escaped from custody around 12:20 p.m. July 3. He was last seen near the intersection of Route 28 and 267, wearing a white shirt and camouflage shorts, ICE official Carissa Cutrell said.
Rivas-Mendez was arrested by LCSO deputies earlier in the morning. He was transferred into ICE custody at 11:08 a.m. without incident, LCSO officials said.
During federal transport, Rivas-Mendez assaulted the transport personnel and escaped custody on the Dulles Toll Road. LCSO deputies’ located Rivas-Mendez at 2:20 p.m. in the area of Mercure Circle and Old Ox Road and took him into custody without incident.
Rivas-Mendez was arrested on local charges of Assault & Battery by the LCSO and was released into ICE custody.
This story was updated at 5:06 p.m. with details of Carlos Rivas-Mendez original charges, escape, capture and LCSO’s involvement.