Man charged with 1997 murder back in jail after violating terms of release

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Image of Pedro Joel Erevia from Lubbock Co. Detention Center

LUBBOCK, Texas — A Lubbock man was back in jail Thursday after violating his terms of release by missing scheduled check-ins and purposely removing his GPS monitor.

Pedro Erevia, 43, posted bond on March 14, after being charged with murder. Erevia’s conditions of release were that he needed to check in and be monitored by a GPS ankle monitoring system.

Court documents indicated that Erevia stopped checking in on March 26.

Erevia was arrested in March after being linked to the 1997 murder of Steven Earl Johnson. Fabian Madrid was also linked to and charged with the murder.

Johnson was found unresponsive in the 2700 block of East Colgate Street in the early morning hours of September 9. 1997. He was shot in the back, according to official records.

Related story: New details revealed on what led to 1997 murder charges filed in Lubbock this week

The bonding company filed a motion in court to have his bond revoked on Tuesday. A judge agreed on the same day. He was then booked into the jail early Thursday morning. 

After this story was initially published, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement:

Lubbock, TX – The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office makes an arrest on 43 year old, Pedro Joel Erevia wanted on murder.

On April 15, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office arrested Pedro Erevia in the 800 block of Main Street, after receiving an anonymous tip of his whereabouts. Erevia was taken into custody and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center without incident.

Pedro Erevia was wanted after his bond was revoked and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

CORRECTION: The day of Erevia’s arrest was corrected and updated.

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