KYLE – Fernando Martinez, the subject of an armed standoff requiring the intervention of Hays County SWAT officers Tuesday, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant, a first degree felony.
The charge is in addition to the multiple charges he faces in the City of Arlington, Dallas County and pending federal narcotics and weapon violations.
SWAT officers had to subdue Martinez after an armed standoff that lasted more than three hours Tuesday. SWAT officers apprehended Martinez after shooting him with a beanbag gun and a taser as he exited the mobile home he occupied near Goforth Road while armed.
Afterwards, Martinez was taken to Central Texas Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Martinez, 36, is currently in the Hays County Corrections Facility, with bond set at $750,000. That figure takes into account violations in Arlington and Dallas County. If convicted, he could face five to 99 years in prison.
Law enforcement officers apprehended Martinez at approximately 1:45 p.m. Tuesday after he held them off for approximately three hours. He was wanted for narcotics and weapons violations.
“He doesn’t appear to be injured,” Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) spokesman Sgt. Leroy Opiela said after the apprehension. “We’re taking him to the hospital as a precaution.”
At about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, federal agents from the United States Marshals and the Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco attempted to enforce a search warrant at 300 Joe Robinson Road in the Creekside Landing Subdivision. An unnamed man met the officials outside when a shot was fired from within the mobile home, directing the federal agents to call for back up. Hays County SWAT and negotiation teams made it to the scene “shortly after.”
Negotiators were unable to convince Martinez to surrender after he completely cut-off all communication.
Opiela said the unnamed person involved was expected to provide a statement to the HCSO. At last report, officers were still on scene conducting an investigation.
Hays CISD ran all buses as usual from Science Hall Elementary School, Chapa Middle School and Lehman High School, except to homes on Joe Robinson Road. School officials asked parents of children living on Joe Robinson Road to pick up their children. For those parents who couldn’t make the trip because the roads were blocked off, school officials kept the children at school and maintained communication with the parents.
Parents who asked Hays CISD to not drop off their children on streets near Joe Robinson Road were asked to pick up their children from school.
Science Hall Elementary after school programs, as well as Chapa and Lehman athletic events, were to occur as scheduled.Email | Print