Back in September when Santa Fe police arrested then 23-year-old Jeremy Martinez — twice — they thought maybe they had finally had enough of the young criminal they had included at the time on their Most Wanted list.
In that case, as Martinez, now 24, was being transported to the Santa Fe County jail, he kicked out a window in a police squad car and escaped custody, only to be caught later that same night (see police video of that escape at bottom of this post).
Well on Sunday, Martinez was again arrested and again in cuffs when he again escaped Santa Fe Police custody and is now considered a wanted man (see the pretty poster at right that SFPD released this morning).
According to court records, Martinez, awaiting trial before State District Judge Stephen Pfeffer in connection with his last escape, failed to comply with his release and a warrant for his arrest was issued on Feb. 23.
Sunday around 9:30 p.m., police received a tip that he was in a hotel room in southwest Santa Fe (Motel 6, 3007 Cerrillos Road) along with several other people, according to Detective Sgt. Louis Carlos. When police arrived, Martinez was arrested, cuffed and being served that outstanding court warrant when police were still sorting out all the people in the hotel room and apparently became distracted.
Martinez, still cuffed, escaped again.
Police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Detective Matthew Martinez with the Santa Fe Police Department’s gang unit at 955-5038. Police say Martinez is considered armed and dangerous.
And for your viewing pleasure, here is in-car video of Martinez’s September escape from a SFPD squad car in which he kicked out a side window, jumped out of the car and ran from police near N.M. 14: