A Texas Top 10 Sex Offender Fugitive With 44 Charges Captured In Arizona
We know that Texas law enforcement hasn't forgotten about the most dangerous and most wanted criminals in the Lone Star State. The worst of the worse is always on their minds and they're just waiting for the right opportunity to apprehend these fugitives. Along with law enforcement, we talk about and publish the ten most wanted fugitives quite often, just so that they're on the top of East Texan's minds.
One of the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives in Texas was Erick Martinez. He was wanted for the sexual assault of a child (four counts) and failure to comply with sex offender's registration requirements (two counts) out of Dallas County. There was a $7500 reward being offered for the information leading to his arrest.
How Did Erick Martinez End As One Of The 'Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives' In Texas?
In 2011, Erick Martinez was convicted of:
- 17 counts of sexual assault of a child
- 17 counts of indecency with a child by contact
- 2 counts of sexual assault
- 1 count of indecency with a child by exposure
- 1 count of evading arrest with a vehicle
According to the Texas Department Of Public Safety, the convictions stemmed from incidents involving a 16-year-old girl, a 20-year-old woman, and another victim (age unknown). He was given 37 five-year sentences and one 6-month sentence.
In June 2020, he was arrested by the Dallas Police Department on four counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of failure to comply with sex offenders’ registration requirements. After bonding out of jail, he went on the run and has been wanted since September 9, 2021. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for his arrest for four counts of sexual assault of a child and two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.
Erick Martinez Has Been Captured
The 34-year-old fugitive that had been on the run since September 2021 was captured miles away from Texas by U.S. Border Patrol in Lukeville, Arizona on April 4, 2023. While there was a reward for his capture, that reward is going unpaid because it was not a tip that lead authorities to him.
Now, there's one less violent criminal on the streets, but Texas DPS will soon be replacing his name on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list with another criminal and we'll be writing about that person and the others very soon too.