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Clovis neighborhood relieved after sexual assault suspect is arrested

Police finally caught up with a suspect in a sexual assault case on Friday that forced a lock down at Cole Elementary School on Thursday
Police finally caught up with a sexual assault suspect, 45 year-old Roger Moreno was taken into custody on Friday.

On Thursday police locked down Cole Elementary School while searching for him and on Friday they finally got him.

"I'm very relieved. We don't need another predator loose. Now I can tell my daughter she doesn't have to be scared at school anymore," said Debbie a neighborhood resident.

Relief, it's a stark contrast to the fear that gripped the neighborhood on Thursday, k9 units helicopters and a school lockdown as police responded to a 911 call that a 21 year-old woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted.

When police showed up at Roger Moreno's home he ran on Friday he was arrested not far from his home on the 500 block of W. Stuart.

"I'm just glad he's caught. It keeps us all safe," said Joanna Vang.

"It's very nerve-racking. Hard to sleep at night actually. I'm thinking i'll be sleeping a lot better tonight now that he's in custody and not in my neighborhood," said Jasmine Powers.

It's no doubt a feeling many here in this neighborhood share.

"You don't want anybody to get near your daughters, your grandauters. It's violence and it has to be stopped," said Debbie.

Moreno was arrested without incident. 
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