A Texas National Guardsman was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country.

According to reports, Specialist Savion Amari Donovan Johnson, 26, of the Texas National Guard was arrested on Sunday near the southern border. Authorities said he was using his government-issued SUV to transport an illegal immigrant into the country.

Johnson, who was deployed to the Eagle Pass crossing as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star State, was approaching a Border Patrol checkpoint off Highway 674 when he turned around and fled when Agents tried to stop him.

According to the New York Post, Johnson led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase. Texas DPS officers deployed spike strips to stop the SUV.

Authorities say the suspect was arrested following the chase, which reached speeds of over 100 mph.

The illegal immigrant Johnson was trying to smuggle feld from the SUV, but turned himself in and was processed by border patrol agents.

According to News Nation, the suspect was promised between $500 and $6,000 for the attempted smuggling.

“We don’t know what’s going on in their lives to make them do this,” Coe said. “But they’re going to get caught,” said Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe.

Coe added that it was not uncommon for individuals with Johnson’s background to get caught up in smuggling and corruption. Coe revealed that the county has seen priests, teachers, other servicemen and women, and at least one attorney get caught trying to smuggle people across the border.

Border Patrol and US Customs agents have also been caught by their confederates while trafficking. Coe noted the officials were being seduced by the prospect of easy money.

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, in a statement, described Johnson as a criminal and traitor.

“If the allegations are true, the accused is a traitor and criminal,” Abbott said in a statement to NewsNation Monday. “We have zero tolerance for Texans who violate laws that directly contradict the mission we are seeking to achieve. The accused’s illegal smuggling may subject him to a mandatory minimum prison sentence of at least 10 years. He deserves more.”