CENTERVILLE, Texas – Authorities launched new pictures of a Texas jail inmate who escaped from a bus greater than two weeks in the past in Leon County.
A reward of as much as $50,000 is being supplied for data resulting in the seize of Gonzalo Lopez, 46.
New pictures present tattoos on Lopez’s chest, torso, again and arms.
Gonzalo Lopez’s tattoos (Pictures: U.S. Marshals Service)
In response to the Texas Division of Prison Justice, Lopez is serving a life sentence for capital homicide and tried capital homicide.
Lopez escaped on Might 12 whereas he was being transported from the Hughes Unit in Gatesville to the Estelle Unit in Huntsville for a medical appointment, TDCJ says.
In response to TDCJ, Lopez escaped his restraints, escaped a caged space of the bus, after which attacked the motive force. Officers say Lopez stabbed the motive force within the hand with an unknown object.
The officer and the inmate obtained out of the bus, and a second officer obtained out from the again of the bus. In response to TDCJ, the inmate obtained again on the bus and began driving down the street.
The officers fired photographs on the inmate and shot a rear tire, disabling the bus, TDCJ says. The bus traveled a brief distance earlier than leaving the roadway. Officers say Lopez exited the bus and bumped into the woods off of Freeway 7.
The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Job Power-Waco Division is helping TDCJ with the search.
In response to the U.S. Marshals Service, the Leon County Sheriff’s Workplace issued warrants on Might 12 for Lopez’s arrest for escape and aggravated assault in opposition to a public servant.
The Texas Division of Prison Justice launched new pictures of Gonzalo Lopez taken from surveillance footage on the morning of the escape because the inmate is being escorted to the jail bus.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Lopez is affiliated with the Mexican Mafia and has ties to the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. They are saying he ought to be thought-about armed and intensely harmful. Anybody who sees him is warned to not attempt to apprehend him.
“The Marshals Service has elevated Gonzalo Lopez to main case standing and is contributing as much as $10,000 towards his seize,” mentioned U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas Susan Pamerleau. “We sincerely hope this cash will function an incentive for somebody who is aware of one thing to do the best factor and make contact with us. The earlier we get him again into custody, the higher.”
Lopez is roughly 6’0″ ft tall and 190 lbs. He was final seen carrying white clothes.
Anybody with data on his whereabouts is urged to contact TDCJ Workplace of Inspector Normal CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-832-8477 or 936-437-5171 or your native legislation enforcement company at 911. Suggestions can also be despatched to the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Middle at 1-800-336-0102 or by way of the USMS Tips app.