Senate Candidate Irving Martinez To Discuss Arrest

11:04 AM, Apr 20, 2012   |    comments
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State Senate candidate Irving Martinez plans to discuss his recent arrest during a Wednesday news conference.

Spokesman Howie David Handsel said Martinez also plans to discuss his platform during his 2 p.m. news conference at Macon City Hall.

Calling himself a lifelong Democrat, Martinez said in December that he plans to seek the District 26 Senate seat this year. The position is now held by Miriam Paris, who plans to seek re-election.

Handsel said he's working as Martinez's public relations person during the campaign. But Handsel didn't elaborate on Martinez's platform or his recent arrest.

But Lt. Sean Defoe, spokesperson for the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, said Martinez was arrested April 2 on charges of violating his State Court probation.

State Court documents show that Martinez was charged with loitering and obstruction in January. In February, State Court records reveal that Martinez was charged with harassing communications.

In March, the records show Martinez was charged with criminal trespass.

State Court records show the loiter, obstruction and harassing communication charges were dismissed. The records also show that Martinez pleaded guilty to the criminal trespass charge on March 13.

His April 2 arrest resulted from an alleged violation of his probation that accompanied his criminal trespass plea. Defoe said Martinez was released on April 3.


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