Marshals arrest Abilene man on Texas 10 most wanted sex offenders list

VICTORIA – U.S. Marshals arrested an Abilene man in Victoria who was listed as one of Texas 10 most dangerous sex offenders Friday morning.

U.S Marshal-led Gulf Coast Violent Offender and Fugitive Task Force located Steve Garcia Lopez, 53, leaving a home and followed him. They arrested him a short time later in the 1400 block of North John Stockbauer Drive. Lopez was transported to Victoria County Jail, and he will be extradited to Taylor County.

The task force received a tip about Lopez’s location on Thursday and began surveillance of a home in the 300 block of West Main Street in Edna.

Lopez was added to the most wanted sex offenders list Wednesday by the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to a U.S. Marshal press release.

Lopez had been wanted since August 2018 after a warrant was issued charging him with failure to register as a sex offender. He was convicted in 1999 of aggravated sexual assault involving a 10-year-old girl, according to the release. He received a five year prison sentence, and he is required to be registered as a sex offender for life.

The Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Victoria Police Department, Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of Inspector General.

ARRESTED

  • VICTORIA — A 34-year-old Telfner man by deputies Nov. 7 on warrants charging him with abandoning or endangering a child with imminent danger of bodily injury, a Class C misdemeanor and on suspicion of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, possession of a controlled substance between 1-4 grams and a Class C misdemeanor.
  • VICTORIA — A 42-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 7 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram, three counts of possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams and warrants charging him with two counts Class C misdemeanors
  • VICTORIA — A 37-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 7 on suspicion of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
  • VICTORIA — A 33-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 7 on suspicion of failure to identify a fugitive with intent to give false information and warrants charging him with bail jumping and failure to appear, driving while intoxicated and three Class C misdemeanors.
  • VICTORIA — A 26-year-old Victoria man by deputies Nov. 7 on a warrant charging him with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.
  • VICTORIA — A 19-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 7 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
  • VICTORIA — A 19-year-old Victoria man by deputies Nov. 7 on a warrant charging him with engaging in organized criminal activity.
  • VICTORIA — A 39-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 7 on warrants charging him with theft of property between $750-$2,500 and three Class C misdemeanors.
  • VICTORIA — A 39-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 7 on a warrant charging him with contempt of civil court in a child support case.
  • VICTORIA — A 43-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 7 on warrants charging him with bail jumping and failure to appear and possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
  • VICTORIA — An 18-year-old Richmond man by officers Nov. 8 on suspicion of evading arrest or detention.
  • VICTORIA — A 47-year-old Victoria man by deputies Nov. 8 on a warrant charging him with driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.
  • VICTORIA — A 23-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 8 on suspicion of evading arrest or detention and on suspicion of assault causing bodily injury involving a family member.
  • VICTORIA — A 32-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 8 on suspicion of failure to identify or giving false or fictitious information.

BURGLARIZED

  • VICTORIA — A home in the 600 block of Lee Street on Nov. 6.

ASSAULTED

  • VICTORIA — A 9-year-old girl reported she was sexually abused at a Victoria home on Nov. 7.

DAMAGED

VICTORIA — An iPhone 7 valued between $100-$750 at a grocery store in the 1500 block of Rio Grande Street on Nov. 7.

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