Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender arrested


AUSTIN, Texas – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, Steve Garcia Lopez, 53, was captured on Friday, Nov. 8, in Victoria, Texas.

Lopez was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. He was arrested following a Crime Stoppers tip, and a reward of $3,000 will be paid.

Working off the tip information, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents, along with deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service Victoria division, located and apprehended Lopez in Victoria.

Lopez had been wanted since August 2018, after he absconded from his last known address in Abilene, Texas. In 1999, Lopez was convicted in Nolan County of aggravated sexual assault for an incident involving a 10-year-old girl. He received a five-year sentence in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison. For more information, see his captured bulletin.

So far this year, DPS and other agencies have arrested 24 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 13 sex offenders and nine gang members. In addition, $40,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that have yielded arrests.

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