Threatening calls put one man in cuffs
POSTED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 5:03pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:20am
hidalgo county, tx (news center 23) — After months on the run, Gustavo Lozano is finally in custody.
He faces the judge on terroristic threats towards public officials.
Lozano turned himself in yesterday, to the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, at the Hidalgo International bridge.
"The FBI was mainly instrumental in getting him to turn himself in," said Sheriff Lupe Trevino, Hidalgo County.
Lozano was hiding out the city Monterey in Mexico. In July 2012, Sheriff Trevino said Lozano made threatening phone calls to a sheriff's department employee. He also made threats on the life of Trevino and his family.
It was a threat Trevino took seriously.
"We consider him to be extremely dangerous, we really don't think he is mentally stable," said Trevino.
All the calls were recorded, but the reason why the calls were made is still unknown.
"We have never connected him to any particular organization, even though he has an extensive criminal history," said Trevino.
As Lozano left the court room he said he felt regretful for his actions.
Lozano's bond was set at $2 million dollars.