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On June 9, 2023, Cameron County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the San Benito area in reference to assisting Child Protective Services (CPS) on a child neglect case follow-up.
Upon arrival, contact was made with a female identified as Samantha Hernandez, 35-years-old. According to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), in the initial contact, Hernandez was allegedly highly uncooperative and irate due to CPS being at her residence.
During the interaction with the CPS workers, Hernandez placed her two-year-old son inside her vehicle. At that time, the CPS workers advised they would take custody of Hernandez’s son, she allegedly became highly irate and threatened them, according to the sheriff’s office.
As the deputies attempted to apprehend Hernandez after she allegedly made the threats, she entered her vehicle, refused to stop ramming into a Cameron County Sheriff’s patrol unit and a vehicular pursuit ensued.
CCSO deputies, alongside several other agencies, engaged in a pursuit through the San Benito, Olmito and the Brownsville areas. According to the CCSO report, in the course of the pursuit, Hernandez drove through red lights, stop signs and reached speeds of up to 75mph. While Hernandez evaded arrest, her two-year-old son was in his car seat on the back seat of the truck, the sherrif’s report read.
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