On the lam for 2 years, charged with sexual exploitation of children, N. Hall man arrested

And what led to his arrest had nothing to do with the original charge against him.


“Jose Abraham Lopez-Lucas, 25, of Murrayville was arrested over the weekend on a 2021 felony warrant for sexual exploitation of children.

Criminal investigators with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) received a Cybertip in January 2021 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) about pornographic media shared via Facebook Messenger from an account in Hall County. A couple of weeks later, in February 2021, investigators served a search warrant on a house where Lopez-Lucas was living. He denied any responsibility for sharing the child sexual abuse material (CSAM). A cell phone belonging to the suspect was seized at the time. When the phone was processed, investigators found the child sexual abuse material. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Lopez-Lucas on October 13, 2021, but by that time, the suspect had moved from the residence.

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, HCSO patrol deputies were called to a location on Jerry Burruss Road in Murrayville to investigate complaints of a drunken man refusing to leave a residence. That man was identified as Jose Lopez-Lucas. When one of the deputies searched records for the suspect’s name and other information, he determined Lopez-Lucas had an active felony warrant for sexual exploitation of children and arrested him. The suspect was also cited for criminal trespass in connection with the disturbance at the residence on Jerry Burruss Road.

Lopez-Lucas was booked into the Hall County Jail just after 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 12, where he remains with no bond.”