Fugitive Texas Sex Offender Arrested At Soup Kitchen

Michael Wayne Hopson (DPS photo)

AUSTIN (March 13, 2013)—Michael Wayne Hopson, 57, a fugitive who was on the Texas Department of Public Safety's 10 Most Wanted sex offender list, was in custody Wednesday after his arrest at soup kitchen in Longview, the Department of Public Safety said.

Hopson, who once lived in Tyler, was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender in Anderson County and for indecent exposure in Payne County, Okla.

DPS investigators searched two homeless shelters Tuesday and found Hopson at around midday Tuesday at a soup kitchen.

Investigators did not immediately provide further details on what led them to Hopson, but the DPS said the arrest was not the result of a tip.

DPS had warned that Hopson should be considered armed and dangerous.