Cranfills Gap mayor arrested after a minor was driving his vehicle

Bosque County Jail
POSTED: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:26am
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 2:45pm

The Mayor of Cranfills Gap was arrested Saturday night for public intoxication, after he was found in the back of his pickup riding around with minors.

Russell Algren, the 43-year-old mayor's silver pickup was pulled over when officers spotted the truck driving at high rate of speed around 11: 30 p.m.

According to County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Clint Pullin, when the deputy approached the vehicle, they found a 14-year-old female behind the wheel.

Algren was spotted in the bed of the truck along with two other adults and a juvenile. In the cab of the truck were two other minors. The three adults in the vehicle were not parents of the minors. The juveniles were between 14 and 15 years of age. Two of the juveniles were intoxicated and written citations.

The two other adults in the back of the truck were 36-year-old Melody Jones and 34-year-old Tracy Finstad. They were both charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor and public intoxication.

Algren was taken to the Bosque County Jail where he has been charged with public intoxication and allowing an unlicensed person to operate a vehicle. He has been released on bond.  




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Why wasn't he charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor?

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