On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at around 8:47 a.m., a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations in MM 499 (eastbound) of IH 10.
While making contact with the male driver, the deputy observed a female passenger and three males lying in the back-seat area as if they were attempting to conceal themselves.
After further investigation, the driver admitted that he had picked up the passengers and was aware they were undocumented illegal immigrants, and he that he was transporting them further into the United States.
The driver, 21 years old and of Memphis, TN, was arrested and charged with Smuggling of Persons (x4) and transported to the Gillespie County Jail by another GCSO deputy.
The four undocumented illegal immigrants were turned over to agents with the U.S. Border Patrol.
The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office and two Kerr County Constables assisted with the traffic stop.