Stranded motorist identified as fugitive, arrested after foot pursuit
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A stranded motorist was arrested following a foot pursuit after he was identified as a fugitive by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a news release, a deputy came across a stranded driver at 114th St and I-27. The driver gave the deputy a false name, but he was later identified as Elias Martinez. Martinez had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.
When the deputy attempted to arrest Martinez for the parole violation, Martinez fled on foot. He was found hiding in a dumpster near the Stripes convenience store at 82nd St and I-27. The Lubbock Police Department Canine Unit assisted in the pursuit and search.
Martinez was arrested and charged with failure to identify as a fugitive, evading arrest or detention, and the outstanding parole violation.
Martinez had several prior charges, including domestic assault, drug possession and injury to a child.
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