| Amarillo Globe News
Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive James Mark Bishop has been captured, the Tulia Police Department announced Tuesday afternoon.
According to a Facebook post by the police department, on Monday, Tulia police were notified by the US Marshals Service that Bishop was in custody. He was located and arrested in Oregon. Bishop is also wanted out of Oklahoma.
Agencies are working with the US Marshals for extradition.
According to previous reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Bishop, 49, faces charges for continuous sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child and knowingly downloading child pornography.
Bishop, of Tulia, has been wanted since July 2021, when the Tulia Police Department issued two warrants for continuous sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. In addition, the Texas County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma issued a warrant to revoke Bishop’s probation for five counts of knowingly downloading child pornography.
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Bishop was a deputy with the Texas County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 when he was arrested for sexual exploitation of a child. He was convicted in 2007 on five counts of knowingly downloading child pornography. In 2011 Bishop was released from prison. He was placed on probation and subsequently moved to Tulia.
In 2020, Bishop was arrested in Tulia for continuous sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact for incidents involving a 12-year-old girl. He was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List on Oct. 19, 2021.