High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrests of Two Houston Residents in Eagle Pass

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In a high-stakes incident on Saturday, June 15, 2024, law enforcement authorities successfully apprehended two men following a dangerous high-speed chase that spanned several miles across Maverick and Zavala Counties. The suspects, identified as Edwin Escuadra and Ruben Rodriguez from Houston, Texas, now face multiple charges after leading police on a harrowing pursuit.

The episode began around 5:30 PM when a Deputy from the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office attempted to pull over a blue Kia SUV for speeding at 70 mph in a 35 mph zone on US Highway 57 near South Miller Ave in La Pryor. Rather than complying with the officer’s signals, the vehicle escalated the situation by failing to yield, initiating a high-speed chase westbound towards Maverick County.

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Despite the deployment of emergency lights and the immediate response from law enforcement, the suspects continued their frantic escape attempt, reaching dangerous speeds. The pursuit continued into the City of Eagle Pass, where the situation took a perilous turn. The suspects’ vehicle collided with another uninvolved vehicle, causing damage but fortunately no serious injuries to other motorists.

The chase reached a dramatic conclusion in the parking lot of a local McCoy’s store in Eagle Pass. The driver lost control of the vehicle, enabling the officers to close in and bring the pursuit to an end. Both Escuadra and Rodriguez were taken into custody at the scene.

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After the arrest, the suspects were evaluated by medical personnel to ensure they were unharmed during the incident. Following their medical clearance, both were transported to Zavala County Jail, where they face charges related to the pursuit and endangerment of public safety.

The successful apprehension of the suspects was a coordinated effort involving multiple agencies, including the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Maverick County Sheriff’s Office, and Eagle Pass Police Department. The Zavala County Deputy also played a critical role in the pursuit and eventual capture of the suspects.

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This incident underscores the dangers of high-speed pursuits and the risks posed to public safety. Law enforcement officials continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the chase and subsequent crash. Meanwhile, the community breathes a sigh of relief as the swift actions of the officers involved prevented a potentially tragic outcome.

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