Search continues for Texas inmate who escaped prison bus

Authorities were searching Friday for a Texas prisoner serving life for murder who escaped from a bus after stabbing the driver.

Gonzalo Lopez, 46, escaped custody Thursday after overrunning the driver with non-life-threatening injuries, Texas Criminal Justice Chief of Staff Jason Clark said.

The department said Friday, Offers $22,500 in incentives Get the information that led to Lopez’s arrest.

Lopez was convicted in 2006 of killing a man on the Texas-Mexico border.

Lopez escaped in Leon County, a rural area between Dallas and Houston. Classes in the nearby Centerville Independent School District were canceled Friday as a precaution.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said several agencies were involved in the search, including the Texas Department of Public Safety plane.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the search after fleeing because a Texas Department of Public Safety plane was used.
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Gonzalo Lopez escaped on a bus in Leon County on March 13, 2022, when 16 inmates were on the bus.
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Clark said there were 16 prisoners on the bus, but no one else escaped.

Leon County, with about 16,000 residents, is located about 50 miles north of the state’s prison headquarters.

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