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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 5:15 pm | Updated: 7:30 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Federal officers have captured a 19-year-old Queen Creek man wanted in California for warrants stemming from a hit-and-run accident that resulted in an injury.

Jeffrey Williams II was apprehended Monday night by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Port of Entry, said Brian D. Levin, a spokesman with the agency.

The arrest came while the officers were performing anti-terrorism operations at the port.

Officers screening people walking into the United States stopped Williams to ask routine questions and became suspicious of his behavior, Levin stated in a news release.

Officers checked his name in their computer systems and found out that he was wanted in Imperial Valley on charges of driving while intoxicated and being in a hit-and-run crash that resulted in an injury.

*** Note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information. There was never a homicide warrant in connection with this case.

He was taken into custody and eventually turned over to deputies from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

From October 2006 to July 2007, Customs and Border Protection officers at the ports have caught 987 fugitives, including six people wanted on homicide charges, Levin said.

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