AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Investigators say a sexually violent predator on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list has been captured in New Mexico.READ MORE: Judge Begins Key Hearing On Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan
Fernando Thompson of Austin was caught during a random traffic stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the 57-year-old Thompson was wanted for felony failure to comply with civil commitment requirements.READ MORE: Texas Man Gregory Gabrisch Dies In Hunting Accident In Southwest Colorado
Officials say it was on November 24 when Thompson intentionally cut off his electronic ankle monitor and fled from the Burkes Supervised Living Center, a halfway house in Austin. Albuquerque police arrested him Friday.
Thompson has convictions for aggravated sexual assault of a child and sexual assault during the 1980s in Jefferson County. The female victims were 15 years old and 20 years old. He received a 30-year sentence and 20-year sentence for the two sex crimes.
Thompson in 2005 was put into the civil commitment program. Texas law allows for repeat convicted sex felons, considered likely to reoffend, to be kept under supervision for treatment after their prison terms end.MORE NEWS: Warrant Issued For Dallas Police Officer Jacob Hughes, Accused Of Fabricating Evidence
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