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More Information Released In Arrest Of Fugitive On Child Sex Charges
Maynor Javier Yanez Basquez
Courtesy of Alexander County Sheriff's Office

More Information Released In Arrest Of Fugitive On Child Sex Charges

More information has been released in connection to the arrest of a fugitive from Hickory who was wanted in Rowan County for alleged child-sex crimes. We first reported on this case last Friday (March 12).

Late last Thursday night (March 11), Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 32-year-old Maynor Javier Yanez Basquez during a traffic check-point on Millersville Road. The suspect was operating the vehicle without a drivers license. Addresses were found for him in California and Catawba County. A warrants check revealed that he was wanted in Rowan County for felony kidnapping, statutory rape of a child less than 15-years-old, two counts of felony first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Photo Courtesy of Alexander County Sheriff’s Office

It was also learned that Basquez was out on a $100,000 bond for similar charges. The North Carolina Judicial Branch website shows that Basquez is charged in Catawba County with felony counts of statutory sex offense with a person 15-years-old or younger and kidnapping, along with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was reportedly in possession of 8.5 grams of methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of heroin and a large quantity of U.S. currency.

Basquez was arrested on the Rowan County warrants and placed in jail in Alexander County under a $1,000,000 bond. He is not currently listed as an inmate in Alexander, Catawba, or Rowan Counties. Basquez is scheduled to appear in District Court in Rowan County Thursday (March 18). A District Court date is scheduled for April 13 in Catawba County. The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.