Wanted fugitive turns himself in to La Joya police.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 7:45am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

A man who spent months running from police, turned himself into authorities over the weekend.

La Joya police wanted 19 year-old Miguel Angel Garcia for escaping from them on June 4th. He lead officers on a chase and then bailed out of the van, he was driving, leaving more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana inside it. Justice of the Peace Rosa TreviƱo charged Garcia with possession of marijuana and set his bond at $350,000 dollars. Investigators say their aggressive pursuit of Garcia may have lead to him turning himself into police.

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