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Inmate serving life sentence for murder escapes after stabbing the prison bus driver

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A Texas inmate serving a life sentence for homicide has escaped custody after he stabbed the motive force of a prisoner-transport bus after which fled on foot.

 

Gonzalo Lopez, 46, escaped from the crashed car early on Thursday afternoon Might 12, in rural Leon County, the Texas Division of Legal Justice mentioned.

 

After he in some way obtained out of his shackles, he stabbed a corrections employee driving the bus filled with inmates in Leon County, sparking a battle that precipitated the out-of-control car to crash, KBTX reported.

 

The officer’s accidents aren’t regarded as life-threatening, the Texas Division of Legal Justice  mentioned

 

“Throughout the battle, the bus went off the roadway,” spokesman Robert Hurst mentioned. “When it went off of the roadway, that’s when the inmate went out the door and began fleeing throughout the pasture.”

 

The bus crashed on Texas State Freeway 7 a couple of mile and a half from Centerville, Hurst mentioned.

 

For a short time in the course of the battle, Lopez was capable of get the motive force’s handgun, however he didn’t hearth the weapon, which has been recovered, Hurst mentioned.

 

The bus crashed on Texas State Freeway 7 a couple of mile and a half from Centerville, Hurst mentioned.

 

A number of businesses had been trying to find the convicted killer on Thursday evening alongside Freeway 7 close to Interstate 45 outdoors of Centerville, about two hours north of Houston, the Texas Division of Legal Justice mentioned in an alert.

 

Lopez’s capital homicide conviction got here out of Hidalgo County, the division mentioned. He additionally confronted expenses of tried capital homicide in Webb County, based on the division.

 

The fugitive is believed to nonetheless be carrying his white jail garb.

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