Suspect Charged with Human Smuggling


POSTED: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 9:05am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:19am

Sullivan City police arrested a teen who led the officers on a 20 mile high speed chase  down Expressway 83.

The chase started in La Grulla just before 5 PM on Tuesday when officers pursued three suspicious vehicles. As the pursuit entered Hidalgo county La Grulla police called DPS, La Joya and Sullivan City for assistance in the pursuit. Police officers were able to end the pursuit and arrest 19 year-old Guillermo Rocha in Palmview.

Guillermo almost hit several children in the neighborhood as he attempted to escape capture from police. Officers also detained four undocumented immigrants who were passengers in the vehicle and will be handed over to ICE agents. Guillermo is a suspected Gulf cartel member and is being charged with attempted aggravated assault, human smuggling and evading arrest.

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