On-line chats with "underage girl" land Mercedes man in trouble

Samuel Israel Reyes // U.S. Marshalls Photo

A Mercedes man is facing extradition to Dallas after he allegedly had sexually explicit conversations with somebody he believed was a 13-year-old girl.

U.S. Marshals arrested 21-year-old Samuel Israel Reyes at his home off Mile 4 North just outside Mercedes on Wednesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Reyes is facing an on-line solicitation of a minor charge issued out of Dallas.

According to investigators, Reyes had a series of on-line conversations with a person who identified themselves as a 13-year-old girl.

Reyes allegedly sent explicit photos and wanted to travel to Dallas to have sex with her.

Officers with the Dallas Indendent School District Police Department filed an arrest warrant against Reyes.

The 21-year-old Mercedes man did not appear to have a previous criminal records.

Reyes is being held at the Hidalgo County Jail where he is awaiting extradition to Dallas.