Manhunt for Escaped Inmate Underway in Texas

A manhunt is underway after a convicted murderer escaped police custody in Texas yesterday. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 46 year old Gonzalo Lopez was serving a life sentence following convictions on capital murder and attempted capital murder. Lopez escaped while being transported by a prison bus on Highway 7 near Centerville which is about 120 miles north of Houston around 1:20 p.m. as the bus was heading from Gatesville to Huntsville. Lopez got out of his restraints, had a physical altercation with the driver, stabbed the driver in the left hand with an object and bailed out of the bus when it came to a stop, while the other inmates remained in their seats in their restraints.