Texas authorities offer $22.5K reward to discover escaped killer Gonzalo Lopez - Fox news

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The Texas branch of crook Justice (TDCJ) wrote Friday that a $22,500 reward is being provided for advice resulting in the catch of escaped inmate Gonzalo Lopez. 

A manhunt is presently underway for Lopez, forty six, who turned into convicted of homicide and escaped from a prison bus after stabbing a correctional officer all over a Thursday transport.

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In a Saturday facebook submit, the Leon County Sheriff's workplace noted that while they don't have any motive to consider he had left the enviornment," there is no proof to guide that, at this time."

"Inmate Gonzalo Lopez is still now not captured. We don't have any motive to believe he has left the area, there Hwy 7 between Robbins [and] Centerville continues to be shut down, please prevent the enviornment as a great deal as you could. we have distinctive [agencies] working together to get Lopez back in custody," the office wrote. 

individuals who reside within the search area are instructed to preserve all doors locked on houses, constructions and cars. 

Lopez – who turned into one in all 16 prisoners on the bus – changed into reportedly in a position to eradicate his constraints earlier than the usage of an unknown object to stab the bus driver within the hand, in accordance with Fox 26. 

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The station talked about the officer struggled with Lopez to preserve him from getting his gun and that a different officer fired pictures at him – however remains unknown is Lopez changed into hit. The bus crashed into a ditch and the other inmates were not injured. 

Gonzalo Lopez escaped from the penitentiary bus after stabbing a correction officer during transportation. (Texas branch of criminal Justice)

Lopez changed into wearing a white reformatory-issued uniform when he escaped, in accordance with the sheriff's workplace.

Jason Clark, chief of staff for the TDCJ, instructed the linked Press that the bus driver sustained non-life-threatening accidents,  

Fox 26 referred to Lopez become final considered heading across a cow pasture west of Centerville.

Lopez turned into serving a life sentence for capital murder and attempted capital murder. He become convicted in 2006 of killing a man along the Texas-Mexico border.

detention center records show Lopez turned into most recently being held at a lockup in Gatesville.

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individuals who see something suspicious should still call the sheriff's office at (903) 536-2749, contact TDCJ OIG CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-832-8477 or 936-437-5171 or name 911. 

Authorities say to not approach Lopez.

Fox news' Stephanie Pagones, Emmett Jones and The linked Press contributed to this record.

Julia Musto is a reporter for Fox news Digital. which you can discover her on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto.

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