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“El Diablo” arrested in Pecos

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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:00 am

By Frances Gomez It has been confirmed that Homeland Security has arrested the man in connection with the threats made on west Texas law enforcement via the Internet. The man known as “El Diablo” has been identified as 30 year old, Jacob Esparza. We’re told that Homeland Security Agents made the arrest Monday in Pecos. Esparza was found asleep in his vehicle at the Flying J truck stop. “El Diablo” made graphic threats on the public forum “Topix” toward Midland and Fort Stockton law enforcement and their families. Public bomb threats were also made. On Monday, Lieutenant Lisa Tarango with the Fort Stockton Police Dept, confiscated a computer from the Fort Stockton Public Library per orders of Homeland Security Agents (HSA). HSA has possession of the computer and are conducting diagnostic tests on it. According to FSPD Chief, Arturo Fuentes, it’s not known at this time if that computer was used to post the threats on Topix. This is not the first run-in with the law for Esparza. Court documents show Esparza has been investigated for family violence in Ector County back in September against his stepfather. He also had dealings with authorities in Big Spring and Fort Stockton for speeding and drug related offenses. According to sources, Esparza could face up to 20 years behind bars, if convicted.

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  • FScitizen posted at 9:21 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2012.

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    Yay! Score Good Guys 1, criminals 0! Good job, people! Salute to all police officers in this area!