Kissimmee sex predator who cut off GPS monitor caught in Texas

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. —

A registered sexual predator who removed his GPS monitoring unit and fled the area has been captured in Texas, according to officials.

Elihu J. Lloyd, 43, is accused of cutting off his GPS monitor and stealing his roommate's car early Tuesday morning. On Saturday, Lloyd was located and arrested in Carson County, Texas, officials said.

Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Lloyd with tampering with an electronic monitoring device and violation of probation. The warrant holds a zero bond, and additional charges are pending, police said.

A police report stated that in 2010, Lloyd was convicted in Osceola County of sexual battery on a child.

Lloyd's roommate Will Morra said if Lloyd had been planning to run, he never let on.

Morra said he went to bed Monday night and didn't know anything had happened until Kissimmee police knocked on the door around 5:30 a.m.

"I went to look for him and he wasn't anywhere. [I] looked outside and the vehicle was missing, and then we saw all the stuff lying on the ground," Morra said.

Lloyd's GPS monitor was cut off and tossed aside. Police said they found it dumped on a gas tank next to the spot where his roommate Charles Buffington's car should have been parked, but it was gone.

"I got him a job, I helped him with money, cigarettes. I guess this is what I get for doing all that," Buffington said.

Lloyd's victim in 2009 was 14-years-old. The police report said Lloyd gave her rum until she was sick and then repeatedly assaulted her.

Reports show he also has a history of  of arrests including aggravated battery, drug possession, and when he first got out of prison in Florida, failure to register as a sex offender.

Lloyd will eventually be extradited back to Osceola County to face the charges.