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Chase with illegal immigrants ends with three dead


Chase with illegal immigrants ends with three dead
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Troopers from Texas De-partment of Public Safety Highway Patrol are among those who remain at this farm on F.M. 427 near C.R. 225 north of Poth, where a sport-utility vehicle became submerged in a stock tank early this morning.


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Wilson County News
February 6, 2013, 10:31am
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POTH -- Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. confirmed at 2:20 p.m. that divers from the Texas Department of Public Safety have recovered the bodies of three males from a stock tank on F.M. 427 near C.R. 225 northeast of here. This was after the sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in which they were traveling became submerged in the tank after crashing through a fence just after 4 a.m. Feb. 6.

Tackitt said that only one of the males recovered possessed identification; that victim was 21. The others are believed to be even younger.

The sheriff said that Deputy Blake Breieden reported spotting two Chevrolet SUVs traveling together on F.M. 427. One of the vehicles only had one working headlight, which is why the deputy initiated a traffic stop approximately one mile from C.R. 225, Tackitt said. When the deputy exited his vehicle, the SUV sped off down F.M. 427, crashed through a fence near C.R. 225, entered a pasture and landed in a stock tank.

Tackitt said the other vehicle fled in an unknown direction of travel. The occupants of both vehicles, he said, are believed to be from Guatemala. Officials captured 11 males and 1 female, who were transported to the Wilson County Jail pending transfer to federal custody.

(This is an update to a story posted earlier today.)
 

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Its Me  
Over Here  
February 11, 2013 2:27pm
 
R.R.E. that's some funny stuff. "Waddle Waddle" lmao. That loader was there in case the deputy fell down In which case a piece of heavy equipment would be needed to get him back up. Here is a serious question about ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
February 11, 2013 10:58am
 
Rabble Rouser ..... Beware of the New Jersey gov.....

 
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
February 11, 2013 7:43am
 
OMG! Who was the person in (Sheriff/Deputy) uniform that appeared to be directing operations when the vehicle was removed from the stock tank...until the period whereas the articulating loader drug off the vehicle??? From ... More ›

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
February 11, 2013 4:55am
 

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 9, 2013 8:25am
 
Monkey its because folks like Sarah Palin need to go to canada for healthcare. The canadaians need to build a fence.

 
flying monkey  
runge  
February 8, 2013 9:40pm
 
i wonder if they give our northern border(s) the same or more vigilance? probably not since drugs only flow northward. thats probably y no fence has been built up on THAT border. wat u think there, JUST WONDERING?

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
February 8, 2013 7:41am
 
Alvin......Muse should have know that the folks from down south belong to the T PARTY.....They just drink a different kind of T which is a heck of lot more fun.

 
Alvin Charmaine  
February 8, 2013 5:16am
 
Mareclina why do you call illegal immigrants potential democratic voters? If the GOP message is righteous it should resonate with everyone. Legal, illegal, every color. Perhaps we should fix the message/messanger - instead ... More ›

 
Beji Amhoudi  
La Vernia  
February 7, 2013 6:01pm
 
Chop isn't posing a serious question. Its a strawman argument. If they weren't breaking the law, they'd be in Guatemala and they wouldn't have died. I didn't make that choice, they did. Just like I won't worry about ... More ›

 
Just Wondering  
Poth, TX  
February 7, 2013 5:17pm
 
No one is saying they deserved to die but they chose to BREAK the law and enter the United States ILLEGALLY! Do I feel sorry for them yes I do but if they would have not broken the law to begin with then there would have not ... More ›

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