Six Previously Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested for Violating Halloween Night Parole Restrictions
AUSTIN A joint operation between Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Fugitive Unit and local law enforcement authorities led to the arrest of six previously convicted sex offenders who committed parole violations on Halloween night. The Fugitive Unit arrested five suspects, while a sixth was apprehended by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. All six arrests were part of Operation Safe Halloween, a joint initiative between the Fugitive Unit and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division (TDCJ) that targets previously convicted sex offenders who are subject to special parole conditions on Halloween night.
The Fugitive Unit arrested the following five convicted sex offenders during Operation Safe Halloween:
George Avila Garcia, 40, was arrested on Nov. 1 in Austin. In 1991, Garcia was convicted in Travis County of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sentenced to eight years in prison. Erik Soliz, 30, was arrested on Nov. 2 in Canyon Lake. In 2002, Soliz was convicted in Hockley County of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sentenced to seven years in prison. Belisario Domingo Martinez, 27, was arrested on Nov. 1 in El Paso. In 2010, Martinez was convicted in El Paso County of indecency with a child and sentenced to three years probation. Brandon Jamaal Clayton, 24, was arrested Nov. 1 in Port Arthur. James Thomas Adcock, 25, was arrested Nov. 1 in Vidor, Texas. In 2004, Adcock was convicted in Sierra County, Calif., of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 and sentenced to three years in prison.
On Nov. 2, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department deputy arrested Darvin Keith Williams, 36, in Nederland for failing to comply with mandatory parole requirements. After the TDCJ’s Parole Division notified the Attorney General’s Office that Williams violated parole restrictions on Halloween night, the Fugitive Unit located a work address for Williams and contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department to make the arrest. In 1997, Williams was convicted in Denton County of sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Attorney General Abbott’s Fugitive Unit works with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and other law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest fugitives with a history of sex crimes who have violated parole or sex offender registration requirements. Parole violations include failing to report to parole officers, violating curfew on Halloween or being present in areas that might allow them access to young children.