Sex offender re-arrested in Lubbock, has a criminal history all the way back to 1979

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Image of Gregorio Sanchez from Lubbock Co. Detention Center

LUBBOCK, Texas — Gregorio Sanchez, 59, was taken into custody Thursday for failure to register as a sex offender. Sanchez had previous convictions for sexual assault and attempted murder.

The sexual assault case resulted in a guilty plea in 1991 and a 15-year prison sentence. According to the Texas Sex Offender Registry, Sanchez was obligated to register for the rest of his life. He verified his address in 2020. But in 2021, he was listed as “absconded.” tried to obtain records on the attempted murder case. But records from 1979 were not immediately available.

In 2016, Sanchez was charged with failing to register as a sex offender and ordered to serve 40 days in jail. The new case of failing to register was filed on July 2.

Sanchez remained in the Lubbock County Detention Center Friday in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

After this story was initially published, a family member asked to clarify that the attempted murder charge and the sexual assault charge were at separate times and were separate cases. We believe the story was already clear in that regard, but out of an abundance of caution, we’re happy to add the extra clarification.

We also removed information about the traffic charges (running a stop sign, and no insurance) until we can get more clarification from officials on those charges.

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