F-150 stopped by deputies in bailout

Deputies stop a Kingsville man they say was smuggling people in an F-150. After the traffic stop, officials arrested him Wednesday.

Sheriff's officials arrested a Kingsville man they say was smuggling people through Victoria County highways Wednesday.

Deputies arrested Leroy Yancy, 23, after stopping a Ford F-150 on Spur 91, which connects U.S. 77 with U.S. 59 south of Victoria city limits, according to a sheriff's office Facebook post.

Leroy Yancy

Leroy Yancy

During the traffic stop, Yancy and four other occupants ran from the pickup.

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached jwilcox@vicad.com or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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Grace Butler

I find it endlessly amusing that the vehicle has a "thin blue line" sticker on it. I guess they're wising up that they might be slightly less likely to get pulled over if they act like boot lickers, though it didn't work in this case.

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