A man from Ojo Caliente is accused of causing a high-speed chase which left a Santa Fe deputy injured on Friday, November 13.
The New Mexico State Police deputies got a call around 1:20 p.m. about a stolen vehicle that was pulling a camper trailer near El Valle de Arroyo Seco. The deputies responded to the report and attempted to arrest twenty-four-year-old Jeffrey Martinez near White Street. The suspect managed to speed off, injuring the deputy with the camper, the police said.
Another deputy fired at least one round at Martinez, but the suspect was not injured. In the end, the authorities managed to arrest Martinez on N.M 503 near Cundiyo.
The man was charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer, one count of retaining stolen property and aggravated fleeing a peace officer, and three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer.
Martinez was also wanted on warrants for aggravated DWI, breaking and entering, drug possession, child abuse, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, and obstructing a police officer.
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