Update for October 23, 2014

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Sheriff’s office rounds up drug and theft suspects

Medina County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a local residence after conducting a three-month investigation and obtaining information that narcotics were being sold there and stolen property was stored on the premises.

On October 15, while conducting surveillance on this location, MCSO deputies observed several vehicles leaving the property, including a 2012 Ford F-250 that matched the description of a pickup truck which had been reported stolen and a 2007 Hummer H3.

As deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on these vehicles, the driver of the Ford F-250, Jonathan Martinez, reportedly led them on a chase. Martinez allegedly drove the vehicle off the road and through a fence, before fleeing on foot.

MCSO cautions that Martinez is an individual with violent tendencies. He currently has multiple outstanding warrants including: Violation of Parole Burglary of Habitation, Medina County - Evading arrest previous conviction enhanced - Felony 3, Evading arrest with a Motor Vehicle - Felony 3, Theft of Property $20,000 < $100,000 - Felony 3. Atascosa County – 2 counts evading arrest/detention with a Motor Vehicle - Felony 3, 1 count unauthorized use of motor vehicle - State Jail Felony.

When MCSO deputies initiated the traffic stop on the Hummer, they reportedly found that the driver, Daniel Garcia, and passenger, Naomi Alba, were in possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamines (less than one gram). They were arrested.

After determining that the Hummer had been reported stolen with the Natalia Police Department, Daniel Garcia was charged with Theft of Property $1,500 < $20,000 – a state jail felony, for the Hummer H3.

On October 16, MCSO deputies executed a search warrant at 385 County Road 6813. Investigators discovered multiple baggies containing methamphetamines that were packaged for sale. In addition, digital scales, empty baggies of various sizes and stolen firearms, laptops, game systems and games were recovered.

Arrested at that time were Joey Lafferty, Sue Ann Fulton, Joshua Rodriguez and Noe Bautista for the offense Possession of a controlled substance PG1 1G<4G – Felony.

A male later identified as Jason Fulton allegedly escaped on foot but returned, and was arrested for evading arrest and detention, a misdemeanor.

After Joey Lafferty made bail, two additional charges, Theft of Firearm – Felony 3, were added. He was re-arrested as the Anvil Herald went to press.

Additional charges are pending and new information involving these individuals is currently being investigated, according to MCSO.


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