Man Behind Bars After Giving False Name to Deputies
BREWSTER COUNTY, TX (KWES) -
A man from Mission, Texas is behind bars in Brewster County after he gave a false name to deputies.
The Brewster County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says that Deputy Michael Jurado stopped a red Dodge Challenger for a traffic violation on Saturday.
A passenger in the car identified himself as Ruben Gonzalez. Authorities discovered that was a false name.
Deputy Jurado followed the subject to his motel room, where the man provided them his real identity - Marco Antonio Garza, Jr of Mission, Texas.
Officials say a check on Garza's name and date of birth showed he had two warrants out of Hidalgo County for a probation violation, possession of a controlled substance and for an accident involving damage to a vehicle.
Brewster County Sheriff's Office says Garza has an extensive criminal history involving assault on a public servant, evading arrest, and has known gang affiliations. The subject served a term in prison for past crimes.
Garza is charged with failure to identify fugitive from justice, which is a Class A Misdemeanor. He is being held without bond on the Hidalgo County warrants.