The search is on for a suspect who led the Tennessee Highway Patrol on a high speed chase overnight through Coffee County into Rutherford County.
A West College Street man has been charged with ten counts of rape and one count of aggravated rape. The charges were handed down by Grand Jury during a February session in Rutherford County Courts.
36-Year old Ruben Palacios (pictured below) was taken into custody by Murfreesboro Police and placed under a $100-thousand bond. The circumstances surrounding the charges have not been announced.
Palacios also faces the possibility of being deported. The native of Mexico is being held on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer.” An immigration detainer is a notice that the Department of Homeland Security issues to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to inform them that the immigration enforcement agency intends to assume custody of an individual that is currently in local law enforcement’s custody. According to the immigration enforcement service, detainers are critical for ICE to be able to identify and ultimately remove criminal aliens who are currently in federal, state or local custody.
The official arrest report shows that the suspect does have an alias. Palacious sometimes goes by the name of Ruben Trejo.