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Warrant: Girlfriend of manhunt suspect faces charges of tampering with evidence

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Amy Lynam (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Amy Lynam (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The manhunt continues for a suspect who injured three officers Thursday after a shots-fired call and a police pursuit. New information from an arrest warrant says 32-year-old Carlos Martinez's girlfriend has been arrested and faces charges of tampering with evidence.

According to the warrant, 35-year-old Amy Lynam and Martinez were evicted from their apartment at the Del Estrado Apartments in the 3200 block of 62nd Street on Wednesday. Martinez and Lynam's young son went to the apartment complex to take some of their belongings that were put on the lawn outside of the apartment building.

The warrant says Martinez and another resident began to argue and that is when police were called.

Martinez got back into a GMC Acadia and police say he did not comply with the officers' demands to get out of the vehicle. Amy told detectives she was at work during the entire incident.

As officers were standing near the SUV, Martinez began driving in reverse. One officer was able to grab a child in the front passenger seat and pull him to safety, but as the vehicle reversed, three officers were injured. One was lying on the ground after being knocked down by the driver's side door that was open when Martinez drove in reverse.

Officers then fired multiple shots at the SUV. Martinez continued backing up, crashed into a police Tahoe and then drove away from the scene.

LPD tells us Martinez put the SUV in drive and started driving toward Powell who was lying on the ground, but they say he was able to jump out of the way before being run over.

Bodycam image of Carlos MartinezThe warrant says later, Lynam heard banging at the back door of her work. She said Martinez was there and his lip was bleeding. He told her "cops had shot up the car and taken her son." She said he gave her the keys to the GMC Acadia and left.

The suspect's vehicle was abandoned in an alleyway near 73rd and Joliet Ave.

When officers found the vehicle, they also found Officer Powell's body camera, which fell off into the GMC Acadia. The video showed Amy Lynam discussing the camera.

The detective said he confronted her about the camera and she admitted that she threw it in the grass, away from the GMC Acadia, because she thought it was a tracker.

Carlos Martinez has still not been located as of Friday afternoon. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, you're urged to call 911. He was last seen wearing dark baggy blue jeans and an oversized black t-shirt.

Martinez is facing three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer. All three officers were released from the hospital Thursday afternoon.

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