Man Allegedly Assaults Deputy and Is Tazed While Fleeing Arrest

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

MartinezOn 08-06-17, at approximately 5:11pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 173 Bowie Rd, Loleta for a report of a custody dispute. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Steven Martinez who was sitting outside the residence with a minor child in his lap. Martinez was advised to hand over the child to a friend because he had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. Deputies attempted to place Martinez into custody when he fled into the residence and attempted to slam the door shut on deputies. Deputies were able to follow him inside the residence where he struck a deputy in the face. Martinez shoved another deputy and fled out the back door.

Martinez ran into the garage of a neighboring residence with deputies giving chase. Martinez attempted to enter the residence when deputies deployed a Taser. Martinez was taken into custody, transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment. After being cleared from the hospital, he was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Battery on a Peace Officer, and the four warrants. His bail has been set at $60,000.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

  • Laytonville Rock


  • Great example to set for your child.

  • This world is batshit crazy. I hope the child remembers nothing

  • If only you knew why he ran.

  • Eeeeek! Humboldt!

    Probably so he wouldn’t have to read your comments…

    Resisting arrest is one of the stupidest crimes of all. If you piss off the LEO, he might not be so reasonable…

  • Bet if he was a topless female he wouldnt have gotten tased .

  • Glad the child is ok!Happy no one was hurt.

  • I knew of a Steven Martinez from Loleta he is a pain in the ass. Ever since he was a teenager he has trouble with the law. He broke into my house and stole carton cigarettes, some DVDs and CDs. Him and his girlfriend got away with it. So I’ve been watching them through the social media ever since. He has a Police Record which includes Domestic Violence (several times) Breaking & Entering (several times) Assault, Fraud, Receiving Stolen Property to name a few. He goes to Juvenal Detention and Jail. He goes to Rehab, gets on the right road and then he is back doing the same old crap as soon as the pressure is off to Obey the Law. This time he got tased it would not surprise that the next time he will be shot. He thinks it’s cool to be a bad boy. What a waste of oxygen.

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