Nathan Martinez, 28, of Grand Junction, was arrested over the weekend on five active warrants and several news charges related to a car chase.
At approximately 2:30 Sunday morning, a car did not pull over when a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop. The car was observed running several stop signs and red lights and driving recklessly. The vehicle was ultimately stopped by a deputy using a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) maneuver in the area of C and 32 Road.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Nathan Martinez, was arrested on the following new charges: 2 Counts of Vehicular Eluding F5, 1 Count of Possession of Schedule I/II with the Intent To Distribute DF2, 2 Counts of Reckless Driving, 2 Counts of Reckless Endangerment M3, 1 Count of Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia DPO, 2 Counts of Resisting Arrest M2, 1 Count of Lane Usage Violation, 1 Count of Vehicle Not Equipped With Two Stop Lamps, 5 Counts of Failure To Stop For A Red Light, 5 Counts of Failure To Yield After Stopping At A Stop Sign, 1 Count of Aggravated Driving With A Revoked License
A female passenger, identified as Kendra Larabee, 20, was released with a summons for being in possession of suspected methamphetamine. A second female passenger was detained but ultimately released. All three were evaluated by on-scene paramedics and released.
Martinez was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond information, click here.