FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 78 Thursday,
2012, 4:41 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Sexual Assault Fugitive Arrest
The Birmingham Police Department reports that officers have arrested a suspect in connection with a sexual assault investigation. The arrest took place at approximately
4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Officers from the North Precinct received information from investigators of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office that a fugitive from DeKalb County, Alabama was in route to Birmingham in an attempt to flee the
state. Officers also received information that the suspect was attempting to catch a Greyhound bus in our area. Officers responded to the Greyhound Bus Station and located the suspect as he entered the restroom.
Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident.
The suspect has been identified as:
Lionel Lopez, H/M, 46, of Collinsville, Alabama.
The following warrant has obtained against the suspect:
Sexual Abuse of a Child
The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail awaiting extradition to DeKalb County.
A photo of the suspect may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.