9 arrested for solicitation of minor in Lubbock by DPS, 1 by LPD over the weekend

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Updated for DPS statement

(Nexstar/Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas — At least 10 men were arrested and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center over the weekend for a charge of online solicitation of a minor. Nine were arrested by officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety. A tenth individual was arrested by Lubbock Police separately.

DPS confirmed for EverythingLubock.com that there was a sting operation over the weekend. (See the DPS statement added to this article, below, after it was initially published.)

Alex Steele, 21, of Lubbock was arrested for the same charge, online solicitation of a minor, over the weekend, but his arrest was not part of the DPS sting.

Jail records said those arrested were:

  • Demetrio Gonzales, 59, of Lubbock
  • Joe Ortiz, 52, of Lubbock
  • Roger Thomas Sisson, 37, of Lubbock
  • Jacob Joseph Durisseau, 20, of Lubbock
  • Joey Richard Ellison, 50, of Lubbock
  • Shashwat Baral, 22, of Lubbock
  • Logan Tyler Roundtree, 25, of Lubbock
  • Christian Graham, 25, of Lubbock
  • Jesse Mendoza, 29, of Lubbock

For each one, bond was set at $25,000 and most of them remained in the Lubbock County Detention Center as of Sunday evening.

The following is a statement from DPS:

On March 26 and 27, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigations Division assisted by the Lubbock Police Department and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), conducted a two day operation targeting the soliciting of minors for sex. As a result of this operation, 9 suspects were arrested and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center.

  • Charles Graham, 25, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Jesse Mendoza, 29, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Jacob Durisseau, 20, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Shashwat, Baral, 22, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Roger Sisson, 47, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Logan Roundtree, 25, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Joey Ellison, 50, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Joe Ortiz, 52, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Demetrio Gonzales, 59, Lubbock – Online Solicitation of a Minor
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