- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas militia member who pointed a gun at a Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

John Frederick Foerster of Brownsville remains in custody pending sentencing by a federal judge.

Foerster, with a 2001 burglary conviction, pleaded guilty Wednesday over the incident last August in some brush near Brownsville.

Prosecutors say Foerster pointed a gun at a Border Patrol agent, who then opened fire. Nobody was hurt.

The incident happened as agents were pursuing some immigrants in a wooded area near the Mexican border.

Authorities have said the gunfire happened on private land and it appeared the armed man wearing camouflage had permission to be on the property.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide