Fugitive wanted by Wyoming police for child sex abuse found living in St. George

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ST. GEORGE — A 35-year-old man with a felony warrant out for his arrest in a Wyoming child sex abuse case was found living in St. George and working at a hospital construction site.

Luis Antonio Flores Gomez, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Feb. 26, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Luis Antonio Flores Gomez was taken into police custody Monday on a first-degree felony sexual abuse of a minor warrant with full extradition issued Feb. 21 by the Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial District in Campbell County, Wyoming.

St. George police were first contacted Feb. 12 by detectives with the Gillette Police Department in Wyoming regarding a fugitive – identified as Gomez – wanted in a sex offense case that was under investigation, according to a probable cause statement filed by St. George Police in support of the arrest.

Wyoming detectives said they had reason to believe Gomez was living at Oasis Palms Apartments located at 260 N. Dixie Dr. and requested the assistance of St. George police in locating him, the report states.

Detectives spoke with a woman at the address who confirmed Gomez was living at the address and said Gomez was working on a construction site at Dixie Regional Medical Center near 1380 S. Medical Center Dr., according to the statement.

Police located Gomez at the construction site where he was placed under arrest and subsequently transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

Gomez is expected to be extradited back to Wyoming.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • comments March 1, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Who wants to bet this guy is illegal?

    Let’s see what ‘no filter’ has to say about this one.

    • Redbud March 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      He needs to go back across the border where he belongs. You can call me racist if you want, that’s fine, because everyone knows the truth hurts.

      • Steve March 2, 2018 at 12:29 pm

        Yes, the truth really does hurt doesn’t it, Redneck! LOL

  • comments March 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I think ‘no filter’ smokes too many unfiltered cigarettes (hence the name 😉 ). All that smoke has gunked up his brain– turned him into a raving idiot leftist

    • Striker4 March 1, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      LOL ! talk about a raving lunatic, the Prophet Bob has spoken

  • paul March 1, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Nice work on getting this guy

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