Fugitive sex offender featured on KSAT-12 arrested in California

Lewis McCombie, 34, wanted for violating the sex offender registry


SAN ANTONIO – A convicted sex offender on the run since September is due in federal court next week to face charges he failed to comply with the sex offender registry.

Lewis McCombie was one of more than 40 fugitives featured on KSAT-12's Crime Fighters Takedown Day in November.

McCombie began supervised release in August 2014. One of the terms, according to court documents, was that McCombie register his residence. He listed an Austin homeless shelter. Within two weeks, McCombie had reportedly stopped checking in with his probation officer and was no longer staying at the shelter.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force said McCombie was known to stay in homeless camps and had traveled by stowing away on freight trains.

By early Feburary, McCombie was found in San Jose, California. It was not clear how he reached that destination.

McCombie would have been hard not to notice. He has one upside down triangle tattooed on each cheek. He also has the word "STARE" tattooed on his forehead.

Court documents show McCombie has a criminal history dating back to 1999. He has four previous convictions for failure to register as a sex offender. McCombie is also suspected of "actively abusing illegal drugs while on supervision."

The U.S. Probation Office is asking a judge to revoke McCombie's probation.

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