UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A trial date has been set for a suspect in a fatal wreck who officials say previously fled the country after apprehension.
Noe Paz-Aguillon, 30, of Mexico, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Monday morning, a jury was selected for his trial, according to the Upshur County District Attorney's Office.
On Jan. 18, 2014, Paz was allegedly involved in a crash that resulted in the deaths of Charles and Carol Gibbs, both of Overton.
He was hospitalized until Feb. 1, 2014 when he was released to the custody of the Upshur County Sheriff's Office. On Feb. 4, 2014, he was released to federal authorities for an ICE detainer.
Once in their custody, he was taken to a Dallas facility and later released and placed under home arrest. According to the district attorney's office, Paz-Aguillon fled the country at that time and went to Mexico.
Paz-Aguillon was again arrested in April 2018, on the two felony warrants from 2014. He was apprehended in Oklahoma on April 4 when he re-entered the country illegally.
District Attorney Billy Byrd said Paz-Aguillon had previously been deported twice from the United States prior to this offense.
Paz-Aguillon is currently in the Upshur County Jail with no bond set.