- Associated Press - Monday, August 14, 2017

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) - Espanola police are searching for a suspect who escaped custody by climbing through the window of the patrol car while he was wearing handcuffs.

KOAT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2wYwIXu ) Gary Martinez made his getaway Sunday as an officer went to obtain an arrest warrant. He is wanted in connection with a Thursday shooting.

A spokeswoman from the Espanola Police Department says Martinez was able to tamper with the window controls on the back door while in handcuffs and lower the window so he could escape.

Martinez was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, plaid shorts and white tennis shoes.

The New Mexico State Police and the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department are also involved in the search for Martinez.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html


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