Wanted Wisconsin Fugitive Apprehended

August 15, 2019
Lorenzo Bernabe-Lucas 5/19/90 of Racine County, Wisconsin,
who has been a wanted fugitive and on the run since April of 2018, was arrested
last night in Williston. Bernabe- Lucas fled from Wisconsin after a warrant for
his arrest was issued for 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault. The
United States Marshal’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force-Milwaukee
developed a lead on the possible whereabouts of Bernabe-Lucas in the Williston
area.  This lead was communicated to the
U.S. Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force for assignment and follow
up.
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Detective
Rob Bowers, who has a special assignment to the U. S. Marshal’s Florida
Regional Fugitive Task Force, was asked to conduct this local investigation.
Detective Bowers conducted surveillance for over a week and communicated his
investigative findings to both the local and Wisconsin task force members.
Detective Bowers learned that Bernabe-Lucas was living and working locally in Levy
County.   Detective Bowers also learned Bernabe-Lucas
frequently car pooled with others from his place of employment.
 
Detective Bowers requested the assistance of the LCSO
Tactical Response Unit (TRU), agents with the U. S. Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive
Task Force and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on the
afternoon of August 13, 2019 to take Bernabe-Lucas into custody. These law
enforcement agencies worked together and arrested Bernabe-Lucas after a traffic
stop of the car pool vehicle. Members of the LCSO TRU team boxed the truck in
at the intersection of NE 200 Avenue and NE 30 Street where Bernabe-Lucas
surrendered to law enforcement without resistance.
Bernabe-Lucas was taken to the Levy County Detention Bureau
where he will be held on a $75,000 bond until he can be transferred to
authorities in Wisconsin.