Wanted Fugitive Almost Escapes In Edcouch

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Ramiro Garza faced a number of charges today after he led Edcouch Police on a high speed chase last night. But what they didn't know was that they were chasing a fugitive.

It all started with a routine traffic stop in Edcouch. Police ended up chasing Garza in a black Nissan Maxima for several miles with speeds of up to 120 mph.

Police thought they had lost Garza and called off the pursuit. What happened next was unheard of for Edcouch Police...

An hour later Garza was pulled over again at the intersection of highway 107 and 1025 where the first incident happened. This time, he couldn't get away.

Police surrounded the car and arrested Garza. They couldn't believe he would come back to the same area in such a short amount of time.

Police found out the reason he was running. Garza is wanted in Willacy and Hidalgo county for felony drug charges. Four more charges were added today.
Police weren't surprised, Garza has an extensive criminal history. From burglary and arson to stolen vehicles and transporting drugs.
Chief Eloy Cardenas says the upper valley is safer with Garza off the streets.

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