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Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Apprehends a Previously Deported Illegal Alien Felon, Following Police Chase
 
Posted: 6/13/2014 12:00 AM
 
On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 8:40 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 1998 Ford Expedition, westbound on Interstate 10 at Sunshine Boulevard, in the city limits of Eloy. The deputy began following the suspect vehicle after noticing an equipment violation. The suspect vehicle noticed the deputy following and began driving erratically, switching back and forth between lanes with no regard for other motorists.

When the deputy activated his red and blue emergency lights and siren, the vehicle fled from the deputy. The suspect driving the vehicle turned on the vehicle’s emergency hazard lights as it reached speeds of 90 miles per hour, while driving in both lanes of travel at the same time. The vehicle eventually left the Interstate, fleeing southbound on Toltec Road until reaching Curtis Road where ten illegal aliens fled from the vehicle. All ten jumped into an irrigation canal, where three, including the driver, were able to cross the canal and flee south on foot through the desert. The remaining seven illegal aliens from Mexico were apprehended and turned over to U.S. Border Patrol. It was later discovered one of the illegal aliens, William Texin (age 19 from Mexico), has four previous deportations from the United States. Texin has a lengthy criminal history while in the United States. He has prior arrests for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm on a Peace Officer, False Imprisonment, and multiple charges of Possession of Narcotics.

The 1998 Ford Expedition, registered out of Phoenix, was confiscated and the forfeiture process has been started.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Arizona families still continue to be forced to live and deal with the criminal activity associated with an unsecured border. President Obama continues to turn a blind eye and refuses to assist states bordering Mexico, while telling the American public the border is secure. The recent rush of illegal’s and 60,000 unaccompanied children coming across our borders will soon mushroom, since the word is out - get across the border and you're home free.”
 
 
Public Information Officer

Jim Knupp
520.483.4502
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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