The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force (Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force) arrested a Corpus Christi man, wanted for Sexual Assault of a Child, Bond Violations for Robbery and Terroristic Threats.

On March 2020, Steve Salazar (20 years old), was charged in Nueces County, charging him with Sexual Assault of a Child. Salazar had just been arrested by the Task Force on February 26, 2020, in connection with Pawn Shop Robberies in Corpus Christi, and was currently on bond for those charges.

On April 15, 2020, The Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force located Salazar at a family member’s home on the 11000 block of Highway 181, in Bee County. Task Force members approached the residence, and Salazar was arrested without incident with the assistance of Bee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Salazar was transport to the Bee County jail and booked in on the pending warrants, without bond. Salazar was located through information received from a Crime Stoppers Tip. If you have information on a wanted fugitive, call Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS or submit the information online at The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

The Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Corpus Christi Police Department, Nueces County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of Inspector General. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest violent criminals, gang members, and sex offenders.

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