DUVAL COUNTY, Texas — Three men remain in the Duval County Jail following what began as a major money bust over the weekend but ended up being a failed escape plan.
It turned out, one of the suspects was a wanted felon out of Beaumont, Texas.
It was Saturday when Duval County deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 59 in Freer, Texas. They searched the vehicle and found marijuana and more than $10,000 in cash.
The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Francisco Lira-Sauceda, and front passenger 18-year-old Anthonio Sahagua of Beaumont, were both arrested for possession of marijuana. A rear passenger, 19-year-old Christian Aguilera, was arrested for money laundering.
According to the Duval County Sheriff's Office, Aguilera also had an aggravated assault warrant after he was accused of shooting a 13-year-old. He was on the run to Mexico and had asked the two other suspects to take him there.
All three are currently in custody in the Duval County Jail.
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