Texas Rangers Wrap up Investigation in Man’s Death

Texas Rangers have said they have wrapped up the investigation into the death of a Levelland man that died after being arrested by Levelland police.

Rangers have completed their investigation into the death of 30 year old Jason Valentine Lopez.  They said they have turned their investigation findings over to the Hockley County District Attorneys office.  District Attorney Chris Dennis said he has not received much paperwork on the case.  The case will be reviewed by a grand jury at a date which has not been released yet.

Lopez was arrested by Levelland police on November 3 after they responded to a disturbance call at the Stripes Convenience Store on Highway 114.  He was behind the counter when officers arrived, he was ordered to come out from behind the counter but refused.  He allegedly approached one officer in an aggressive manner, a struggle ensued and he was arrested after a brief struggle.  Lopez was taken to the county jail, he later went into convulsions and collapsed and lost consciousness.  He was transported to a Lubbock hospital but never regained consciousness.  He died 3 days later at the hospital.  An autopsy was ordered into the death.  The results of the autopsy are not available.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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