KATY/FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - The 29 year-old man who drove his truck through a home in Katy/Fort Bend County on Thursday is in the country illegally from Guatemala according to the Sheriff's Office.
"Before we can release him on bond, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) will come get him and move him to a Federal detention center," said Major Chad Norvell of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
Bond has been set at $18,000 for Celso Isaias Pu Ajucum who is charged with reckless driving and driving without a license. On Saturday morning he was still at the county jail and had not yet been picked up by ICE.
Since the crash happened there have been questions about why the man would try to flee from the scene given that he did not appear to be impaired. Now it appears that he may have tried to run because he had concerns about his eligibility to be in the United States. Deputies stopped him before he could get away after he was spotted hiding on a neighbors porch.
On September 26, 2019, around 9:30 a.m., deputies were called to the 2800 block of Stableview Ct. When they arrived they found a pickup truck had driven through a barricade behind the home. The truck went airborne, smashed through the home's rear wall, went through the living room and exited through the front of the house only to be stopped by a tree on the front lawn. No one was home at the time of the accident and no other person was in the truck. Pu Ajucum walked away from the crash with minor injuries. His mug shot shows a bruise on his forehead.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Toxicology tests were performed but the results have not been released.
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