East Texas Man Arrested in the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An east Texas man wanted for sexually assaulting a child is busted in the Basin by U.S. Marshals, and get this, they found him at a home right cross the street from an elementary school.

35-year-old Ace Allen Kretzer, Senior was picked up at his girlfriend's home on east 55th on Wednesday afternoon after school was dismissed for the day.

Newton County authorities have been looking for Kretzer for sexually assaulting a seven and a nine year-old girl.

Newton County is just east of Beaumont.

After East Texas authorities requested help, marshals tell NewsWest9, they tracked Kretzer down to his girlfriend's house, right across the street from Goliad Elementary.

Agents notified ECISD Police to make sure no students were in danger and let them know what was about to happen.

After Kretzer came back from picking up his girlfriend's kids from school, Marshals moved in for the arrest.

He was taken into custody without incident.