AZTEC — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office arrested a 36-year-old man on multiple warrants on Wednesday after he failed to appear in court on two misdemeanor charges.
Daniel Goldberg, a bail bondsman, said he had been chasing William Daniel Martinez for three months when he spotted him driving at 11:30 a.m. near County Road 3008 in Aztec. Goldberg said he called the sheriff's office because of concerns Martinez was armed with a firearm.
Martinez had two bench warrants for his arrest in two separate cases, according to court records. He was charged Feb. 26 and March 4 in Aztec Magistrate Court on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, and he failed to make appearances in both cases.
Sheriff's office Sgt. Kyle Lincoln said Martinez fled from his vehicle after a deputy arrived to serve the warrant. He was later found in a residence and arrested at about 12:30 p.m.
Lincoln said his office was requesting a search warrant to determine whether there are any firearms in Martinez's vehicle.
Martinez was sought on one $415 bond and one $5,000 bond, Lincoln said.