Rosenberg police nab sex offender on new charges

Arnulfo Mercado Jr., 27, is charged with aggravated assault and failure to comply with registration reguirements for sex offenders. (Rosenberg Police Department)

July 26, 2013 5:35:56 PM PDT
A sex offender who's been on the run for two years was arrested by Rosenberg police Friday.

Arnulfo Mercado Jr., 27, faces charges of aggravated assault, as well as failure to comply with registration requirements for sex offenders. Both are felony offenses.

According to Rosenberg police, a detective who is investigating an assault case discovered that Mercado is the sex offender they'd been searching for the past two years. They say he had been using false names to evade authorities.

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