Chase leads to apprehension of undocumented immigrants

March 5, 2019

A truck carrying undocumented immigrants led authorities on a chase Monday evening that ended in Atascosa County.

Bexar County Sheriff’s officials confirmed that both Border Patrol and the Texas Department of Public Safety chased a truck to the intersection of Shepherd Road and Interstate 35.

DPS officials said they used spike strips to stop the truck at about 8 p.m. when it reached the intersection.

Everyone inside the truck fled into a wooded area nearby.

Bexar County deputies were called to help and Border Patrol took the people into custody moments later, authorities said.

Officials did not say how many people were taken into custody.

Jacob Beltran is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jbeltran@express-news.net | Twitter: @JBfromSA