UPDATE: Suspect in Waco hit-and-run caught trying to cross U.S./Mexico Border, then released by Webb County

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Waco,TX- A Waco hit and run suspect is in custody after attempting to cross into the U.S from Mexico, Waco Police said Wednesday, but then was released before McLennan County authorities could pick him up.

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Oscar Valentin Lopez was taken into custody for the outstanding arrest warrants that were issued following the pursuit and hit and run collision that he caused on the night of August 30th in the 2400 block of Arroyo by US Customs And Border Patrol.

Waco Police were notified at around 3:00 this morning of Lopez’s arrest. He was then transferred over to the Webb County Sheriff’s Department and is now being held in the Webb County Jail. Lopez will be brought back to Waco to face his charges of 2nd Degree Felony Aggravated Assault, 3rd Degree Felony Failure to Stop and Render Aid, and 3rd Degree Felony Evading in a Motor Vehicle.

On August 30th, Lopez allegedly, hitting a pedestrian with his truck and then running away was being chased by an officer. The victim sustained several injuries and was taken to the hospital.

On September 9, Waco Police told FOX44 Lopez was released from the Webb County Jail after making bond. A county judge in Webb County set a bond for Lopez of $40,000 for all three charges, and Lopez was able to post the required amount to get released from custody.

This happened after Waco PD spoke to Webb County about holding Lopez there, and after Waco PD made arrangements with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office to transport Lopez back as early as Thursday.

Source: Waco Police Department

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