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Fugitive apprehended after leading US Marshal Services on car chase

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department and US Marshal Task Force apprehended a known fugitive after a car chase last Tuesday.

According to court documents, Alexander Ray Martinez was pulled over by a VPD officer after a search warrant revealed Martinez had four warrants from Fort Bend County and one from Jackson County. 

After coming a stop, the officer attempted to approach Martinez when he put the vehicle into drive and sped off.

Martinez led members of VPD and the US Marshal Task Force on a car chase along US Highway 59 for two miles before officers managed to stop his vehicle. 

Martinez was arrested after attempting to evade police custody. 

A search of Martinez's vehicle revealed multiple bags of illegal drugs, including Hydrocodone, Methamphetamine and Ecstasy.

In addition to the five previous charges, including Unlawful Possession and Continuous Violence of a Family Member, Martinez now faces four counts of Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Evading in a Motor Vehicle and Tampering/Fabricating Evidence with Intent to Impair. 


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