Man jailed af­ter fir­ing gun while in­tox­i­cated around apart­ments

The Standard Journal - - POLICE & FIRE - By Kevin Myrick SJ Ed­i­tor

What could have been a tragic end for one man in Polk County in­stead saw the Cedar­town-area res­i­dent trans­ported to jail.

An­gel Martinez Jr., 32, of 367 Moun­tain Home Road, Apt. 1, Cedar­town, re­mains in jail with­out bond on charges of point­ing or aim­ing gun or pis­tol at an­other, reck­less con­duct, dis­charg­ing firearm while un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol or drugs and dis­charge of firearms on or near pub­lic high­way or street.

Po­lice were first called out to the Moun­tain Home Road area by a neigh­bor­ing res­i­dent who claimed to have heard 30 shots go off in the area around Martinez’s apart­ment around 1 a.m. on Nov. 20.

Of­fi­cers rushed to the neigh­bor­ing apart­ments and found Martinez in the drive­way stag­ger­ing back to­ward his porch with a pis­tol in his hand.

Po­lice i mme­di­ately took cover be­hind their ve­hi­cles and drew their own weapons, or­der­ing Martinez to drop his gun and sur­ren­der to law en­force­ment.

Af­ter first tuck­ing the gun back into his waistband and go­ing back onto his porch, he was or­dered again and tossed his pis­tol away be­fore of­fi­cers took him into cus­tody and searched him for other weapons. Po­lice found a num­ber of open con­tain­ers on Martinez’s porch and in the liv­ing room of his apart­ment, along with sev­eral spent 9mm cas­ings.

The re­port stated he also got a thor­ough lec­ture from ar­rest­ing of­fi­cer Kevin Robin­son.

“I ex­plained to the male that he could have killed some one while he was dis­charg­ing his gun while he was drunk,” Robin­son stated in the re­port. “I told the male there was at least ten res­i­dents with in 100 yards of where he dis­charged his gun and that some one could have been shot. I ex­plained to him that he could have been shot for point­ing a gun at two po­lice of­fi­cers.”

Po­lice col­lected the pis­tol and spent shell cas­ings and turned Martinez over to the Polk County Jail staff, where he has re­mained since the overnight hours Mon­day.

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