Arizona

Oct 1, 2013 6:56 PM by Associated Press

Man wanted in Florida is arrested in Arizona

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A Mexican man wanted in Florida for an alleged assault on a police officer has been arrested in Arizona.

Pinal County Sheriff's officials say 36-year-old Antonio Velasquez-Hernandez was taken into custody Saturday for allegedly being in the country illegally.

They say a fingerprint check through a national database shows 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 say 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 to Florida.

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