WARRANT ISSUED FOR KIDNAPPING SUSPECT

WARRANT ISSUED FOR KIDNAPPING SUSPECT

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department has obtained a nationwide extradition warrant for a man wanted on several felony charges, including first-degree kidnapping.
Investigators say Jose R. Martinez, 39, is accused of assaulting an Anthony woman and holding her against her will for two days. A grand jury recently indicted him on first-degree kidnapping, aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery against a household member causing great bodily harm, and two counts of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $65,000.

Martinez is five-foot, four inches tall, weighs 138 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
Investigators say Martinez is homeless and without a vehicle and could still be in the Anthony area.
Anyone with information on Martinez’s whereabouts is asked to call the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department at (575) 525-8806.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302.