Nancy Allen, 50, turned herself in to Galveston County officials around 8 p.m. A man called the Galveston Police Department on the morning of Nov.
The patrol car, however, was inoperable after the crash.
One of the deputies deployed his stun gun at some point during the confrontation, but Salazar said the stun gun didn’t hit the suspect.
The victim, whose identity has not been released, was taken to the John Sealy Emergency Room. Police said they pursued “a solid lead” and knew Allen to be a suspect.
She is in Galveston County jail, charged with aggravated family assault with a weapon, a first-degree felony offense. If convicted, she could face five to 99 years in prison and be ordered to pay a ,000 fine, police said.
Though the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended in the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector dipped to 23,700 in 2017 – a 35 percent drop from 2016 – the sector was the most active compared to other border sectors.
That area saw a steady stream of undocumented immigrant families.
Yet the number of unaccompanied minors and families who were apprehended or turned themselves in continues to plague border agents – even amid President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. (The federal government defines an “inadmissible” person as a migrant who tries to enter the country legally at a port of entry but is rejected, or a person seeking humanitarian protection under current laws.) That represents a 24 percent decline since the 2016 fiscal year.
The federal government’s fiscal year runs from October to September, and the 2017 numbers include the last three full months of the Obama administration. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello said that “loopholes” in current law continue to lure unaccompanied minors and family units to the United States.
But the Laredo sector saw about a 50 percent drop, from 1,640 to 865.
Despite the overall dip in apprehensions, Department of Homeland Security officials said the constant stream of illegal crossers shows why a barrier is still needed on the southwestern border.
In October, the Trump administration announced that Customs and Border Protection had completed construction of eight border wall prototypes.