Brewster County deputies arrest 19 illegals over a two day period
The captures happened from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - Early Monday morning, a Brewster County Deputy, patrolling Terlingua Ranch, encountered 3 suspects trespassing on private property.
Sunday afternoon, a Brewster County Deputy observed a Chevrolet Tahoe, traveling Northbound, pull into the southbound lane, to circumvent the Highway 385 Border Patrol Checkpoint.
The Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled North, for several miles before coming to a stop.
The driver, Hector Manuel Ortega-Franco, was apprehended, along with 8 illegal immigrants.
Ortega-Franco was booked for 8 counts of smuggling of persons, along with evading arrest
Also Sunday afternoon, another Brewster County Deputy conducted a traffic stop East of Marathon, and apprehended the driver, Jesus Jose Hernandez-Carrasco.
The vehicle was also occupied by 8 illegal aliens, including 1 juvenile.
Hernandez-Carrasco was charged with 7 counts of smuggling of persons, and 1 count of smuggling of persons under 18 years of age (a second-degree felony).
He will also face deportation upon final adjudication for State charges.
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