A 35-year-old Pickton man was located and arrested 2 days after his release from jail, thanks to a GPS tracking device, sheriff’s officers alleged in arrest reports.
Local authorities’ first encountered Mauro Lopez-Perez Tuesday evening, April 19, while Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office investigators were conducting an investigation at a County Road 4208 residence. A man pulled into the driveway in a Dodge pickup, stepped out of the truck and identified himself as Mauro Lopez. Aware the 35-year-old Pickton man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, which HCSO Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford reportedly had in hand at the time, Ugalde placed the man into custody at 7:30 p.m. April 19, 2022, and transported him to jail without incident.
Lopez-Perez was booked into Hopkins County jail at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022, on the outstanding injury to a child, elderly or disabled person charge. He was released from Hopkins County jail on that charge Wednesday, April 20, 2022; bond was set at $50,000, according to jail reports. He apparently also was required to wear a GPS tracking device.
An additional warrant was issued in the mean time for Lopez-Perez’s arrest on an additional charge, which was alleged to have occurred at the first of the month. HCSO officers used the GPS monitoring system, placed on Lopez-Perez due to the prior injury to a child charge, to track him to his place of employment on County Road 1080 Northwest in Franklin County Friday just two days after his release from custody. HCSO Deputies Elijah Fite and Zach Steward and, Sgt. Richard Greer contacted him and took him into custody at 10:40 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, on the charge on the warrant, Fite noted in arrest reports.
Mauro Lopez-Perez, in addition to Mauro Lopez was also noted in jail reports to be known by by Mauro Lopez-Lopez and Mauro Perez, was booked into Hopkins County jail at 1:21 p.m. April 22, 2022 on the indecency with a child by exposure warrant. The 35-year-old Pickton man remained in Hopkins County jail April 23, 2022, in lieu of the $1 million bond set on the third-degree felony charge, according to Hopkins County jail reports.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.