CCSO captures Texas teen, 4 undocumented immigrants after bail out
PORT LAVACA, Texas — A Texas teen has been arrested after smuggling humans through Calhoun County.
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Homeland Security Wednesday morning about a known human smuggler traveling through the county. Chief Deputy Johnny Krause said Homeland Security was following two vehicles, one of which driven by the suspect, and requested the help of CCSO.
The cars were driving northbound on Texas Highway 35 when law enforcement pulled them over near the Red Barn restaurant. Five occupants bailed out from the vehicles and scattered in the area.
Officers quickly located all the suspects; one at the Red Barn, two in bushes in a wooded area, one in a residential area, and the last was found at the top of a tree.
Chief Deputy Krause said they heard Sheriff Bobby Vickery yell, “manois arribra” (hands up in Spanish), while aiming his gun at the tree.
The driver is identified as 17-year-old Rolando Olguin, and is charged with smuggling persons under 18 years of age, and evading arrest. Olguin told officers this wasn’t the first time he has smuggled humans through the area. A deputy told Olguin that he interupted his lunch, and he responded by saying you interuppted my cargo.
The four passengers are undocumented immigrants from Honduras, and were picked up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Chief Deputy Krause said these kind of bail outs happen several times a week in Calhoun County.
COPYRIGHT 2020 BY CROSSROADS TODAY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.