Tattoo betrays identity of alleged chase suspect

A tattoo betrayed the identity of a foot chase suspect who allegedly tried to give a state trooper a false name.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers arrested 25-year-old Juan "Johnny" Belen Trevio on evading arrest and failure to identify charges.

Court records show that it all started around 2:45 p.m. Sunday when a state trooper pulled Belen over for speeding off Loop 499 and Grimes Avenue.

Trevio allegedly told the state trooper that he didn't have a driver's license and that his name was Johnny Hernandez.

The passengers in the car didn't know his last name but told the trooper to check for a tattoo.

Trevio allegedly showed the trooper a tattoo on his back that showed his real last name.

The 25-year-old Harlingen man allegedly took off running when the state trooper told him that she was going to arrest him for giving a false name and date of birth.

The records show that a passing motorist helped the trooper find Trevio, who had jumped in a canal.

Trevio got out of the canal and fell to the ground with his hands up.

The 25-year-old Harlingen man appeared before a Cameron County magistrate judge on Monday morning where he was issued $7,000 dollars in bonds.

Court records show that Trevio had previous arrests for criminal trespass and had spent a year in jail for aggravated robbery.