Man arrested, accused of attempting to abduct child while she was sleeping

Man arrested, accused of attempting to abduct child while she was sleeping
32 year-old John David Martinez was arrested on a warrant issued by the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office on charges of Burglary with Intent to Commit another Felony. (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - On Tuesday, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest on a suspect wanted on a burglary of habitation with intent to commit other felony warrant.

Sheriff’s Office Investigators with the assistance of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT and the U.S Marshals, arrested 32-year-old John David Martinez, on a warrant issued by the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office on charges of burglary with Intent to commit another felony.

Martinez allegedly entered through the window of a home in the 5000 N CR 1770, in Lubbock. According to the report from the sheriff’s office, the child’s mother was asleep in her bedroom and her children were asleep in the living room on the couch. The report says doors were locked at the home, but the curtains in the living room were pulled back slightly and a lamp was on.

The suspect reportedly made contact with a 9-year-old inside the home while she was sleeping. The report says the child woke up as the man was touching her inappropriately. The report says he was on his knees behind the couch and reaching over the couch. He reportedly whispered to the child, “don’t scream.” He then picked her up and took her to a bedroom in the house, according to the report.

The child screamed and was able to get away from the man. The man jumped out of the bedroom window, causing it to shatter. Deputies believe he left through the same window he came in through.

During the investigation, deputies learned Martinez lives in the area where the incident occurred.

Martinez is now in the Lubbock County Detention Center with a $200,000 bond.

According to court documents, Martinez was indicted in 2018 on a charge of online solicitation of a minor. The indictment says he tried to arrange a meet with a child younger than 14 to engage in sexual intercourse. He did this through text messages. He has not gone to trial in this matter.

He is also a convicted felon. In 2016, he was convicted of injury to a child.

This case remains under investigation by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office Investigators. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office at (806) 775-1494.

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