Federal Grand Jury in Del Rio Indicts Midland Man on Attempted Murder Charges of Border Patrol Agents
In Del Rio today, a federal grand jury indicted CARL WAYNE WILEY for attempted murder of a federal agent, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Rodolfo Karisch, Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol, and Christopher Combs, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division.
The four-count indictment alleges that on June 30, 2014, 48-year-old Carl Wayne Wiley of Midland, TX, attempted to kill one or more United States Border Patrol Agents who were engaged in the performance of their official duties. The indictment further charges that the defendant, using a .45 caliber Ruger revolver, forcibly assaulted and interfered with one or more United States Border Patrol Agents. Defendant also was charged with two counts of carrying and discharging a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.
Upon conviction, the defendant faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment each for the attempted murder charge and the assault charge. He faces up to 10 years for the use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. The defendant remains in state custody pending an initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge in Del Rio.
Assistant United States Attorneys Chris Blanton and Ralph Paradiso are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.