San Angelo Fugitive Murder Suspect Captured in Jones County


HAMLIN, TX – The man wanted for the murder of 23-year-old Selena Ann Bradley has been captured following a manhunt on Tuesday morning. 

As previously reported, on Oct. 19, officers with the San Angelo Police Department and deputies with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office were serving search warrants at two locations. For more click here: Breaking Video: Heavy Police Presence at Two San Angelo Crime Scenes

The first location was on the 1100 block of N. Chadbourne. There, officers seized a number of items including a pickup from inside the commercial building. 

The second location was on the 100 block of Allen St. This is the place where authorities found the body of Selena Ann Bradley. Bradley had been missing since Friday. 

After further investigation law enforcement identified the suspect in the murder as William James Martinez. Martinez fled to Abilene where he was spotted by the Abilene Police Department. 

A chase ensued with the Jones County Sheriff's Office, Abilene, Anson and Hamlin Police Departments, DPS and the Texas Game Wardens early Tuesday morning. During the chase, Martinez crashed his vehicle and fled on foot.

Law Enforcement continued searching for Martinez until 7:30 a.m. when the Hamlin Police Department got a call from a resident who saw a man with a limp walking near convenience store on South Central Ave between Hop-in and Yes Way. Officers arrived and identified the man as Martinez from his tattoos. 

He was then placed under arrest without incident. He is now in custody in Jones County.

Martinez is a suspect in the homicide case and will be returned to Tom Green County. 

Bradley's body has been taken to the autopsy to determine the matter of death.

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