El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for the hit-and-run driver who killed Jesse Treviño Gonzales on May 30 on Horizon Boulevard. Crime Stoppers of El Paso

A Georgia man wanted in connection with the death of a man at an El Paso motel last year was arrested in Mexico Tuesday.

Keith Antonio Boynes, of Marietta, Ga., was detained by Mexican law enforcement authorities in Mexico City, U.S. Marshals Service officials said.

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Boynes, 46, was being sought by El Paso Police Department officers on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of George Lewis, 47.

The body of Lewis, who is from New Orleans, was found Aug. 26 inside a room at the Mesa Inn, 4151 N. Mesa St., near Executive Center Boulevard, El Paso Police Department officials said at the time of the discovery.

Police said that the death was “suspicious death,” and then later classified it as a homicide.

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A cause of death has yet to be disclosed.

An investigation by police identified Boynes as a suspect in connection with the death.

An arrest warrant was then issued for Boynes on August 29, 2017, officials said.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force joined the police department in the search for Boynes, officials said.

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Task force investigators determined that Boynes allegedly fled to Mexico. An arrest warrant was then issued for Boynes for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, officials said.

Mexican authorities found Boynes in Mexico City and detained him.

Boynes was then extradited to Houston and booked into the Harris County Jail without bond, officials said.

He will be extradited to El Paso, officials said. A time on when he will be brought back to El Paso was not given.

Boynes had been added to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list in September 2017.

According to DPS officials, Boynes was homeless and in El Paso at the time of the killing. He was staying at the Opportunity Center for the Homeless near Downtown, officials said. 

Boynes was described in his wanted bulletin as being a “violent offender” and a convicted sex offender with a history of arrests on assault, weapon and burglary charges.

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The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is made of the various law enforcement agencies including the El Paso Police Department, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety and the United States Marshals Service.

Aaron Martinez may be reached at 546-6249;; @AMartinez31 on Twitter.


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