Manhunt Monday fugitive arrested

Manhunt Monday fugitive arrested
Courtesy EPCSO
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:31pm

The man who was on El Paso County Sheriff's Office Manhunt Monday this week after he allegedly dragged a El Paso Police Officer with his car was arrested by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Friday afternoon at a home in the 3800 block of Tyler in Northeast El Paso.

Hector Eduardo Lopez, 38, was allegedly pulled over by EPPD on April 12, 2014 in the 4500 block of Arlen. As officers approached Lopez sitting inside of his car, police say he allegedly grabbed the officers arm and sped away while dragging the officer.

Lopez was featured on Manhunt Monday two days later, on April 14. Through their investigative efforts they were able to locate Lopez in a home in the 3800 block of Tyler. They were able to locate Lopez in the bathtub.

After a thorough search of the home, officers also located a stolen .40 caliber Smith and Wesson and approximately 16.9 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Other people who were inside the home at the time were arrested for possession of meth and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was called out to investigate the possible weapons charge.

Lopez was arrested and taken to the El Paso County Detention facility.

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