A good GPS unit is every fugitive's best friend.
Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies say a 39 year old man who is charged with shooting his teenaged stepson during a family argument at their home in Alamo Ranch Tuesday night surrendered to police in Laredo, because he got lost while trying to make a getaway to California, News Radio 1200 WOAI reprots.
"this individual had plans to flee to California," Depuity Johnny Garcia said. "But he went the wrong way and made his way down to Laredo, where he turned himself in to authorities."
Aric Eugene Lucas is now charged witrh Agravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Deputies say Lucas was beating the teenager's mother with a lead pipe at their home in the 7600 block of Braes Stage. When the teenager heard the altercation in a bedroom, he stepped in and managed to pull Lucas off of his mother so she could run and call for help. But Garcia says Lucas pulled a .22 pistol and shot the 17 year old three times.
The teen is hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to survive.
"He did what any teenager would do and tried to protect his mother," Garcia said.
He said Lucas has a criminal history and could face additional charges.
The suspect apparently planned to get onto I-10 heading west, but instad got on I-35 heading south by mistake, and when he got to Laredo he found himself 'lost' and surrendered.