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18 Webb Co. Inmates Have Tested Positive For Covid-19

18 Webb Co. Inmates Have Tested Positive For Covid-19

Sheriff Martin Cuellar confirmed that 18 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Webb County Jail since April 1. Nine of them have recovered. The remaining nine inmates are in quarantine in a separate section of the detention center. Sheriff Cuellar confirmed a handful of his employees have tested positive for the virus and […]

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Hidalgo County Confirming 35 More Cases Of COVID-19, Including An Inmate

Hidalgo County Confirming 35 More Cases Of COVID-19, Including An Inmate

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is confirming one of their inmates has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials say a man was arrested on April 2nd on several charges. On Thursday, he was tested after county health officials learned he had contact with people who had tested positive for the virus before his arrest. Click on […]

First Inmate Charged In Webb County Jail Riot Case

First Inmate Charged In Webb County Jail Riot Case

The first inmate charged in the Webb County Jail riot appeared in court. Authorities say at least 25 inmates participated in the incident that left two correctional officers injured, earlier this month. Joaquin Morales is accused of premeditated fire, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, participation in organized criminal activity, among other […]

Family of inmate who died in custody files lawsuit against Webb County

Family of inmate who died in custody files lawsuit against Webb County

A Laredo family is filing a lawsuit against Webb County after their son allegedly died at the county jail. According to the family’s attorney, Mario Andrade Jr. died of Sepsis in the county jail, while being held for 55 hours. According to the family, the 30-year-old was arrest on November 20th, 2015 for robbery. Shortly […]

Update on Cameron County inmate’s escape and shooting incident

Update on Cameron County inmate’s escape and shooting incident

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office and Brownsville Police held a press conference about an inmate’s escape and shooting incident. Authorities tell us they are working on improving the inmate’s transport procedure after the inmate attacked a county guard, escaping and killing a Brownsville resident. Authorities tell us their priority is to ensure […]

A chase for a violent inmate ended in a shooting in San Benito

A chase for a violent inmate ended in a shooting in San Benito

Olmito (KFXV) — A chase for an inmate who escaped from authorities and then killed someone during a carjacking, ended in a shooting in San Benito. Authorities tell us the inmate whose been identified as Miguel Garcia died after a gunshot exchange with law enforcement. According to Brownsville police, it was near one this afternoon […]