By News Sentinel staff
June 9, 2010
LOUDON - Four of six suspected illegal immigrants who fled from authorities after the van they were in was stopped Monday morning on Interstate 75 were captured Tuesday morning but then released, an official said.
Authorities with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were contacted but declined to retrieve the suspects, District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.
"There were no state charges on which to hold the four, who were merely passengers in the operation," Johnson stated in a news release. "State and local agencies have no authority or ability to deport illegal aliens, so they were released."