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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF) arrested a Corpus Christi man wanted for sexual assault of a child and bond violations for robbery and terroristic threats, the Corpus Christi Police Department announced today.

In March 2020, 20-year-old Steve Salazar, also known as Stephen Salazar, was charged with sexual assault of a child in Nueces County, Texas.

He had just previously been arrested by the GCVOFTF on February 26, 2020, in connection with pawn shop robberies in the Corpus Christi area and was out on bond for those charges at the time of his arrest yesterday.

On March 15, 2020, U.S. Marshals GCVOFTF members located Salazar at a family member's residence in the 11000 block of Highway 181 in Bee County and, with the assistance of the Bee County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety, apprehended him without incident.

Salazar was booked into the Bee County Jail on the pending warrants, without bond, according to the Corpus Christi Police Department.

The U.S. Marshals-led Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force includes members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Corpus Christi Police Department, Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Office of Inspector General.

Police say a Crime Stoppers tip led to Salazar's arrest. Anyone with information on wanted fugitives are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS. Crime Stoppers tipsters may remain anonymous and may be eligible for cash rewards.

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