Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-136
Date Issued:
Sep 17, 2021 - 11:31AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies find, arrest man for domestic battery of a pregnant woman, child endangerment

Case Number:
WC21-4363
Contact:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Today Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies located and arrested the suspect in a domestic violence incident which occurred September 5, 2021.

Patrol deputies responded to a residence in Sun Valley on the night of September 5th to the reports of multiple family members having an altercation with Jaime Martinez. Three female victims reported to have been physically assaulted by Martinez, while a child was in the room.

Martinez left that home and was seen by witnesses throwing rocks through several windows of another residence belonging to the father of one of the female victims.

Through intelligence gathered the night of the incident, and further investigation by Patrol deputies throughout the past several days, Jaime Martinez was located while at work in Spanish Springs on September 17, 2021. He was arrested without incident.

Martinez is charged with one felony count of child endangerment; one gross misdemeanor count of domestic battery on a pregnant woman; one misdemeanor count of domestic battery, first offense; one misdemeanor count of battery; and six gross misdemeanor counts of destruction of property, valued more than $250 but less than $5,000.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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