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Wednesday, Aug 16 2017

Another Texas 10 Most Wanted Captured Sex Offender

Jose Mario Lopez
Up To $3,000 Reward

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race: White(Hispanic) sex: Male dob: 09/04/1957 height: 5'7" weight: 180 lbs. aka: Mario Lopez, Jose Ruiz, Jose Mario Vargas Lopez, Juan Mario Vargas Lopez smt: Tattoos: a Cross on left hand; "PADRE" and "MADRE" on back; other tattoos on upper arms and left forearm. Scars on left hand and both forearms. fbi #: 549097R9 sid #: TX02047754 tdc #: 00367391 Wanted For: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Parole Violation (Original Offense: Burglary of Habitation with Intent to Commit Sex Offense)
Gang(s): N/A
cch: Burglary of Habitation, Burglary of Vehicle, Resisting Officer, Possession of Marijuana, Larceny Date Captured: 04/17/17 Capture Location: Winter Haven, Florida Capturing Agency: Winter Haven PD, Florida
caution: Subject should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!


Jose Mario LOPEZ, added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list on March 28, 2017, was captured in Winter Haven, Florida, on April 17, 2017.

In 1983, LOPEZ was convicted of Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit a Sex Offense after an incident in San Patricio County involving a 15-year-old girl. He subsequently received a 70-year sentence in TDCJ prison.

In February 2015, LOPEZ was released on parole and required to register as a sex offender. In November 2016, he moved from a transitional living facility in El Paso to an alternate housing residence in Houston. In January 2017, LOPEZ absconded from his alternate housing residence in Houston after he knowingly and intentionally cut off his ankle monitor he was required to wear.

On January 12, 2017, a parole violation warrant for LOPEZ's arrest was issued by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. On February 10, 2017, the El Paso County SO issued an additional warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The arrest was not the result of tip information received, so no reward will be paid.

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