By Steve Neavling
A 38-year-old human smuggler was sentenced to 44 months in prison Tuesday for trying to run over a Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agent.
The incident happened after authorities approached Miguel Mendez-Fajardo, a Mexican national, at his stash house in Mission on suspicions he was harboring undocumented immigrants.
Mendez-Fajardo responded by trying to run over a Border Patrol agent. He eventually crashed into a ditch.
Mendez-Fajardo was convicted in March 2019.
After serving his sentenced, Mendez-Fajardo is expected to be deported.