Armed Mexican Cartel Member Wreaks Havoc in Texas Near Border

Paulino Gonzalez mugshot Starr County
Starr County Sheriff's Department

An armed man with alleged ties to a Mexican cartel fleeing from authorities wreaked havoc in the Texas border city of Rio Grande. While allegedly evading police he crashed through various fences and then escaped into the brush.

The high speed pursuit and confrontation began when Starr County Sheriff’s Deputies tried to arrest 29-year-old Paulino Gonzalez on outstanding warrants charging him with terroristic threats and criminal mischief, according to information released to Breitbart Texas by the Starr County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies spotted Gonzalez driving a white Hummer and tried to pull him over. Instead of stopping, the man allegedly fled from authorities setting off a high speed chase. Gonzalez then allegedly drove through various fenced properties until his vehicle was disabled near a brush covered area, Starr County Sheriff’s said.

Deputies claimed Gonzalez jumped out of the SUV with a gun in his hand but lost possession of it when he jumped another fence and ran off into the brush where he managed to elude them.

Despite his alleged ties to a Mexican drug cartel, in the U.S., Gonzalez only has two prior misdemeanor arrests and is also wanted on a failure to appear in court charge.

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