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Officer arrested after High-Speed Chase across Texas Border as he Smuggled Immigrants from Mexico

Officer arrested after High-Speed Chase across Texas Border as he Smuggled Immigrants from Mexico

Brackettville, TX: The Border Patrol Agents in Texas arrested an officer after a high-speed chase across the border.

After allegedly reversing at a Border Patrol checkpoint and leading state troopers on a high-speed pursuit that ended when police used road spikes, a Texas National Guard member was arrested and charged with human smuggling near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to authorities and court records from Kinney County.

According to arrest papers, troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety apprehended 26-year-old Savion Amari Donovan Johnson on Sunday afternoon in Kinney County on Highway 90 after pursuing him for fifteen miles at speeds above one hundred miles per hour.

According to the affidavits, he halted in the middle of the pursuit to let a young Hispanic man off the hook before veering recklessly past vehicles on the opposite side of the roadway.

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The affidavits stated that he came to a complete stop around two miles after the spike strip piercing the tires of his GMC SUV.

Johnson faced many charges after police found a 9-millimeter pistol in the vehicle. These included two crimes, human smuggling and fleeing arrest in a vehicle, as well as the misdemeanor of unlawfully carrying a firearm.

NewsNation broke the news of Johnson’s arrest on Wednesday and said that he had been sent to Eagle Pass as part of Operation Lone Star, the state’s multibillion-dollar border operation.

Whether Johnson was represented by an attorney was unclear on Thursday.

After Johnson was arrested, detectives from the DPS reached out to his first sergeant, as stated in the affidavits. When asked for comment, the Texas Guard remained silent.

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The minimum term for anybody found guilty of running a stash house or smuggling immigrants was raised from two years to ten years under a new state law that was approved by the Legislature last year.

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