Illegal immigrant, wanted for murder in El Salvador, arrested in St. Tammany
ST. TAMMANY – An illegal immigrant, who had an outstanding international warrant for murder, was arrested following a traffic stop in St. Tammany Parish.
St. Tammany Sheriff's Parish Office arrested 36-year-old Juan Sanchez-Roldan from El Salvador.
On Friday, Dec. 9, a St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputy conducted a traffic stop on a truck Sanchez-Roldan was driving near the intersection of Highway 190 and U.S. 190 Service Road in Covington. Upon checking Sanchez-Roldan through the National Crime Identification Center, an international warrant for murder committed in El Salvador was discovered.
Sanchez-Roldan was arrested and later detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The details of the murder in El Salvador are not known at the time of this post.
Roldan had an address in Baton Rouge and was in St. Tammany Parish for construction work. He admitted to being in the United States illegally for more than 10 years.