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Suspect Wanted in Colorado Sex Crime Case Located and Arrested in Asheboro

ASHEBORO N.C. – A suspect wanted in a sex crime case in Colorado was located and arrested in Asheboro last week.

On August 24th, 2023, a detective with the Boulder Police Department in Boulder, Colorado, contacted the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) about locating Nehemias Lopez, who was wanted on a Felony Sexual Assault-Physically Helpless charge.  

Boulder Police Department had been actively looking for Lopez for several months and believed that Lopez had fled from Colorado to Asheboro, NC.

Detectives with the Criminal Apprehension Team and an additional deputy were able to apprehend Lopez on August 25th, 2023, at approximately 8:30 am, as he was traveling in Asheboro and on his way to Raleigh.

Lopez was taken into custody in the parking lot of the Randolph County Courthouse without incident. He was transported to the Randolph County Detention Center, where he was charged as a Fugitive from Justice and the magistrate found probable cause for the charge.

He was issued a $250,000 secured bond and an extradition hearing was set for September 22, 2023, at the Randolph County Court House.

Nehemias Hernandez-Lopez

Fugitive from Justice
– Felony Sexual Assault-Physically Helpless

$250,000 secured bond