Tip leads to arrest of wanted fugitive


POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 1:34pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 8:02am

A tip by an off-duty officer leads to the arrest of a man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Office for alien smuggling.

On Sunday, January 12th at around 11 a.m. San Benito police were called to the HEB store located on the 1000 block of West Business 77 in reference to a wanted person.

Police made contact with an off-duty officer who pointed out a man, later identified as Juan Carlos Aguilar, 28, who was wanted for alein smuggling and probation violation.

Aguilar attempted to avoid being detained by police and entered the store trying to escape capture by exiting the store through a back door.

The officer was able to capture Aguilar and he was arrested and charged with evading on foot, failing to identify as a fugitive from justice and handed a $10,000 bond.

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