Texas Department of Public Safety investigators arrested a Sulphur Springs man on four North Carolina warrants Thursday afternoon.
Austin Brown and other DPS Criminal Investigations Division agents served Jose Cruz Mejia at 3:30 p.m. July 30, 2020 at a Fisher Street residence with four North Carolina warrants. The 49-year-old Sulphur Springs resident was taken into custody and booked into Hopkins County jail on the four outstanding Sampson County indecent liberties with a child charges.
According to the arrest report, the offenses were alleged to have occurred on or abut June 30, 2015 in Sampson County, North Carolina.
According to North Carolina law, a person is guilty of taking indecent liberties with children if, being 16 years of age or more and at least five years older than the child in question, the accused either willfully takes or attempts to take any immoral, improper, or indecent liberties with any child of either sex under the age of 16 years for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire; or willfully commits or attempts to commit any lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body or any part or member of the body of any child of either sex under the age of 16 years. Taking indecent liberties with children is punishable upon conviction as a Class F felony, under NC criminal law.
Mejia remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, July 31, 2020, according to jail reports.