Some of our readers may remember David Martinez, who was arrested in July for a home invasion, accused of stealing morphine from a cancer patient. He was being held on $50,000 bond, so we thought it was odd when he popped up on yesterday’s blotter.
The home invasion case was quietly dropped by prosecutors on August 5th. We don’t have an explanation for this yet.
In researching this we also discovered that Mr. Martinez was arrested four days later, on August 9th, for battery. He was released on bond for that case, which is still open, and arrested again yesterday accused of petit theft and resisting an officer.
Martinez also had felony arrests in 2008 (robbery – pled guilty) – and 2014 (drugs, dropped by prosecutors). This incident prompted us to do further research and we found a burglary case from 2008 in Volusia County.
Mr. Martinez’ reported address is in the Edgewood apartments north of Sandalfoot Square plaza, on the east side of 441. He appears to be a graduate of Spanish River High.