Uncle, nephew facing deportation after leading police on chase

Two men arrested after leading Combes police on a chase

A man and his nephew are facing deportation after they allegedly fled a police officer trying to pull them over for speeding.

Combes police arrested Juan Ramirez-Sanchez and Josue Ramirez on Saturday night.

Investigators told Action 4 News that it all started with a traffic stop for speeding off FM 508 just east of Highway 77 at 9:12 p.m. Saturday.

Combes Police Chief Patrick Quill said the Josue Ramirez pulled over his car but then suddenly made a u-turn heading east.

The officer followed their car down FM 508 and then north on Godwin Road.

Chief Quill said the men were able to escape due to dust flying on a dirt road.

The officer stayed in the area where a witness flagged him down to report that the suspect vehicle was parked behind a house.

Chief Quill said one of the suspects was in the living room while the other was hiding in a closet.

The two men said they fled because they were both in the United States illegally.

Officers charged Jose Ramirez with evading arrest in a motor vehicle.

Investigators charged Juan Ramirez-Sanchez with evading arrest and failure to identify because he allegedly lied about his name.

Both men remain behind bars in the Cameron County Jail where U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents filed an immigration detainer against both men.

Chief Quill told Action 4 News that police officers do not enforce immigration law and that the driver would have more than likely just been given a ticket for the traffic violation had he pulled over and complied.