Arrests of Steven Irizarry-Prospel and Alfredo Lebron-Rivera
|FBI San Juan March 17, 2014|
SAN JUAN—Special Agent in Charge Carlos Cases of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), San Juan Division, announced the arrest of Steven Irizarry-Prospel and Alfredo Lebron-Rivera. On March 17, 2014, Steven Irizarry-Prospel and Alfredo Lebron-Rivera were taken into custody by the FBI and charged with carjacking and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
A federal complaint states that on March 16, 2014, at approximately 5:00 a.m., two male individuals approached victim who was boarding his vehicle. The two individuals brandishing a black firearm and under threats and intimidation announced the robbery of the vehicle and victim’s personal belongings.
At approximately 8:00 a.m., POPR agents responded to a vehicle accident, which involved two male individuals identified as Steven Irizarry-Prospel and Alfredo Lebron-Rivera. POPR agents arrived at the scene and realized that the vehicle involved in the accident was the vehicle previously reported stolen.
According to the investigation and for reasons yet unknown Alfredo Lebron-Rivera ran over Steven Irizarry-Prospel with the vehicle. Alfredo Lebron-Rivera was placed under custody by POPR, and Steven Irizarry-Prospel was rushed to the hospital.
If convicted, the defendants face up to a maximum of 17 years in prison. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Max Perez-Bouret and is being investigated by the FBI.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.