WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The concentrated search in Webster Parish for a suspect who fled a traffic stop late Wednesday has been called off.
Jose R. Martinez-Alberto is wanted by the Grayson County, Texas Sheriff’s Office for several felonies, including sexual assault of a child and injuring a child with intentional bodily injury.
On Wednesday, July 17, troopers made a traffic stop on a 2019 Nissan Versa for a traffic violation on I-20 Milepost 39 in Webster Parish before 10:00 p.m. The passenger, Martinez, exited the vehicle and then fled on foot.
He was last seen at Camp Minden which is located on US Hwy 80 east of Goodwill Road. That’s where the search all day Thursday was focused, but officials now believe he has escaped the area.
Troopers, along with several law enforcement agencies are still searching for Martinez, but a command center set up in the Camp Minden area has been shut down.
Martinez-Alberto is described as a Hispanic male, 5’9, and 125 pounds. Martinez was last seen wearing a maroon short sleeve shirt and shorts.
The Bossier Parish Sherriff’s office, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Camp Minden, David Wade Correctional Center, U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, and DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office have been assisting in the search.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Louisiana State Police Troop G at 318-741-7411 or their local law enforcement agency.