On 1/8/19, the Laredo Police Department responded to a theft call in the 5700 block of San Bernardo at approximately 3:02 pm. Arriving officers were informed that the suspect had left in a blue Dodge Ram 1500. Officers spotted the vehicle and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect then collided into a 2013 Ford Utility truck. The driver then flees the scene running and was later caught by Police at the intersection of San Dario Ave and Mann Rd. Through the course of the investigation Officers learned that the suspect, 24 year old, Damion Michael Rodriguez was transporting an undocumented immigrant.
The immigrant was turned over to Border Patrol. Rodriguez was arrested and charged with Theft of property (shoes), Reckless Driving, Evading Arrest, Smuggling of persons, Assault on a public servant and Accident involving injuries. Rodriguez was remanded to the Webb County Jail in lieu of no bond.