After 17 years on the run, a fugitive from Central Texas was apprehended in Navasota yesterday (Thursday).
58 year old Victor Leon was arrested by US Marshals and Navasota PD after information was obtained through an investigator for Bell county District Attorney’s Office.
In 2002, a Bell County jury convicted Leon of aggravated sexual assault, following testimony about a series of assaults on the victim over a number of years.
Although he failed to return to court for sentencing, a state district judge sentenced him in absentia to 80 years in prison.
He was held without bond Thursday in the Bell County Jail.