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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fugitive Runs But Has No Place To Hide

Suspect Facing 2 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges Involving Children

Kerrville, TX - Christopher Lopez, 20, was arrested last night by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF), Kerr County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), and Kerrville Police Department (KPD), in Kerrville, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), where it is alleged that Lopez committed 2 counts of aggravated sexual assault involving children.

On June 4, 2015, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Lopez. Last night, through investigative efforts, and critical assistance from the KCSO, and KPD, it was determined that Lopez was hiding out in Kerrville, TX. Task force officers made contact with Lopez, identified themselves, explained that there was a warrant for his arrest, and took him into custody without incident.

On October 9, 2014, Lopez was formally indicted by a Grand Jury in Guadalupe County on allegations of sexually assaulting 2 female victims on separate occasions. Both victims were under the age of 17 years old. A warrant was issued for Lopez’s arrest soon after he was indicted, but he immediately went into hiding to avoid prosecution. He was recently added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List that also offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Lopez remained a fugitive at large until he was arrested last night.

Lopez is currently being held in custody at the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office awaiting extradition to Bexar County.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “Lopez attempted to avoid being captured by hiding in locations that he assumed we wouldn’t search, but our task force officers have once again proven to be diligent in their craft of locating fugitives no matter where they hide. Many thanks and appreciation goes to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office and the Kerrville Police Department for providing critical assistance in the apprehension of Lopez.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

    New Braunfels Police Department
    San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
    Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
    Comal County Sheriff’s Office
    Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
    Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
    Texas Office of The Attorney General
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of the Inspector General
    Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
    U.S. Marshals Service

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