Bailout results in a human smuggling arrest

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – A bailout occurred in Wharton County just after noon on Monday.

The bailout was in the area of U.S. Highway 59 north and Farm-to-Market road 102.

The driver refused to stop and authorities gave pursuit.

The driver entered a hotel parking lot in Wharton, the driver and five passengers fled the vehicle into a pasture.

Bailout results in a human smuggling arrest

Three people, including the driver, Michael Ray Janssen, were located.

Janssen is charged with smuggling of persons and evading arrest.

Two undocumented immigrants from Guatemala and were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol.