Mayor of Rio Bravo issues statement

Manuel Vela Jr. turned himself in Wednesday. We

Mugshot of Rio Bravo Mayor Manuel Vela provided the Sheriff's Department.

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- Rio Bravo Mayor Manuel Vela, Jr. turned himself in at the Webb County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

We're told it was due to a pending warrant for many charges including Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Money Laundering, and Promotion of Gambling, among others.

He issued a statement saying, "As Mayor of the City of Rio Bravo, I want to assure to the community that my commitment to keep the citizens protected continues to be my priority."

Tonight on KGNS News at Six, reporter Christian von Preysing tells us what happens next for the City of Rio Bravo, and how the county is dealing with this issue.

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