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Convicted Murderer On the Loose After Stabbing Prison Bus Driver and Escaping in Rural Texas
Amanda Thomason with The Western Journal reports:
A prison bus traveling from a prison in Gatesville to Huntsville in Leon County, Texas, crashed Thursday after an inmate managed to free himself from his shackles, attack the driver and flee from the vehicle.
Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was convicted of capital murder and attempted murder in 2006 and has been serving a life sentence ever since.
On Thursday, while being transported to a medical appointment, he somehow freed himself and got into the driver’s compartment, stabbing the driver — an officer — in the hand and chest with an unknown object, according to Today.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is searching for an escaped inmate in Leon County. 46 year old Gonzalo Lopez assaulted a correctional officer on a transport bus & then fled from the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/FTa2Dl8fQv— TDCJ (@TDCJ) May 12, 2022