MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested a 30-year old American wanted by Federal authorities in Texas for murdering his stepfather seven years ago.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the foreigner as Tipton Shea McMahon, who was apprehended Tuesday at his home in Barangay Balinsasayaw in Abuyog, Leyte by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU).
He said the US embassy in Manila has sought for the arrest of the American following the issuance of an arrest warrant by a US district court in Harris County, Texas.
“His passport was already canceled by the US government, thus he will be deported for being an undocumented and undesirable alien,” Morente said in a statement.
It was learned that McMahon was charged with murder before the Texas court for allegedly stabbing to death his stepfather, Peter O’Shea, at the latter’s home in Cypress, Texas on Aug. 2, 2010.
Apparently, the suspect went into hiding after he was freed on bail and this prompted the court to issue a warrant for his arrest on Oct. 14 that same year.
According to BI-FSU acting chief Bobby Raquepo, McMahon arrived in Manila on Oct. 2 last year and did not leave the country since then.
“We will put him in our blacklist to prevent him from re-entering our country,” the BI official said. (PNA)