Son of Texas sheriff who slammed immigrants as 'drunks who will run over your children' arrested for public intoxication

Sergei Waybourn has previous arrests for trespassing and theft. He was also charged with assault last year.


                            Son of Texas sheriff who slammed immigrants as 'drunks who will run over your children' arrested for public intoxication

The son of a Texas sheriff, whose stood at the White House podium to warn against illegal immigrant "drunks" who will "run over your children", was arrested for public intoxication and indecent exposure. Sergei Waybourn was arrested near AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday.

Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn, the adoptive father of Sergei Waybourn, a day before his son's arrest had sparked outrage by standing at the White House briefing room podium and issuing a warning against illegal immigrant "drunks" who "will run over your children."

The Sheriff was slamming a federal court ruling that forces local law enforcement to release imprisoned illegal immigrants rather than handing them to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Tarrant County, Texas Sheriff Bill Waybourn attends a White House briefing with ICE Director Matt Albence October 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Albence spoke on recent developments in U.S. immigration policy during the briefing. (Getty Images)

Sergei has also had previous arrests for trespassing and theft. He was also charged with assault last year, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Sheriff Waybourn was reportedly invited to the White House to slam the decision taken by US District Judge Andre Birotte Jr in Los Angeles, forbidding ICE from detaining anyone solely based on their database searches, which were found to be unreliable.

ICE Director Matt Albence (C) speaks during a briefing at the White House with Tarrant County, Texas Sheriff Bill Waybourn (2nd L) and other members of local law enforcement October 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Albence spoke on recent developments in U.S. immigration policy during the briefing. (Getty Images)

The sheriff had publicly denounced the decision, claiming that it endangers communities. He had said that at least 7 percent of the 4,200 inmates in his prison are in the country illegally, and 72 percent of them are repeat offenders. Those offenders include people "being held for such offense as murder, sexual assault of children – there were about 70 of them – and there were robbers in there, and kidnappers, and people who committed arson, and people who were DWI [offenders]," Waybourn told the White House reporters.

"If we have to turn them loose, or they get released, they're coming back to your neighborhood and my neighborhood," Waybourne had said. "These drunks will run over your children, and they will run over my children. And if that happens, I know that you will want, and I would want for you, the full force of the law. And immigration is part of that full force."

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