Records detail Brooks County ranchland melee between immigrant and Border Patrol agent


NEAR ENCINO — Two Border Patrol agents were traveling down Lucero Road about 9 a.m. Wednesday when they slowed down for a pack of javelinas blocking the way.

Agent William Davis noticed they’d passed a path leading into the brush. The agents had been going to swap a battery in a remote surveillance camera, but decided to back up and take a closer look.

Davis would find himself in a melee and managed to avoid two gunshots fired by his immigrant attacker. Details about Wednesday’s assault on Davis emerged in court records filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi.

Davis said he saw a person walking on the trail. He told his fellow agent, Jeffery Havicon, that he thought it was an undocumented immigrant.