SFPD arrest one of ‘Most Wanted’ … twice

Posted: September 14, 2010 in Uncategorized
Jeremy Martinez

Jeremy Martinez, 23, who Santa Fe Police had on their Top 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested Monday night, escaped, and then caught again according to police.

Santa Fe Police on Monday night got their man.


Jeremy Martinez, a 23-year-old Santa Fe man who is No. 5 on the department’s Most Wanted list, was arrested Monday night and served an outstanding district court warrant for violating his probation in June.

While being transported to the Santa Fe County jail, the 5-foot-6, 160-pound Martinez managed to kick out the rear passenger window of the patrol car he was riding in, jump out and get away from police by fleeing toward Interstate 25, according to Santa Fe Police Chief Aric Wheeler. He was still in handcuffs while fleeing.

Around 9 p.m., about an hour after he was first arrested and after New Mexico State Police and Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were called in to help establish a secure perimeter around the area, Martinez got caught up on a barbed wire fence while apparently fleeing from a Santa Fe Police K-9 unit that was searching for him, Wheeler said.

An ambulance was called in to tend to lacerations Martinez suffered from glass on the car window and the barbed wire fence before police again tried to transport Martinez to the jail.

Wheeler said he made it to the jail the second time without escape.

According to online court records, Martinez has pleaded no contest twice in state district court to robbery charges in the past several years. His first such plea stemmed from a Dec. 21, 2006 charge that included a fourth-degree felony charge of aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer. That charge, as well as a conspiracy and a tampering with evidence charge, were both dismissed in exchange for his pleading guilty to the robbery charge.

On June 23, a motion to revoke his probation on that 2006 conviction was filed and a warrant for his arrest was issued the following day.

A collection of various “Most Wanted” links can be found RIGHT HERE.

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