LSO: Wanted fugitive 'erroneously released'

LSO: Wanted fugitive 'erroneously released'

The U.S. Marshals are offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information about Ernest Ray Zavala, 33.  Lt. Bryan Taylor with the Lubbock Sheriff's Office confirmed in a statement Friday night that Zavala had been "erroneously released" from jail on June 23.  He has been missing since.

The Marshals report Zavals is armed and dangerous. He's accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm and career criminal activity.

Zavala is white/white Hispanic, 6'0", 200 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, and a medium skin tone.

If you know anything about Zavala or where he is, call Crime Line at 741-1000, check the Crime Line tab at the top of this page, or contact the Marshals service at 1 (800) 336-0102.

LSO's Lt. Taylor reports deputies will conduct a more thorough investigation into what led up to Zavala's release after he is captured.

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