A 37-year-old man was arrested in Cameron County on a felony Hopkins County warrant, according to arrest reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the US Border Patrol had taken Jose Estuardo Martinez into custody and was being held in Cameron County jail on a Hopkins County warrant for violation of probation on an indecency with a child by sexual contact charge, according to arrest reports.
Deputy Amanda Weatherford took Martinez into custody, and transported the Guatemalan citizen directly to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked at 7:07 p.m. March 23, 2021, on the warrant.
According to Hopkins County jail reports, Martinez, who is also know by Surdo, was arrested on Sept. 29, 2011 on the indecency with a child by sexual contact charge. He was released from Hopkins County jail the next day on a $25,000 bond. He then spent April 12-17, 2013, in Hopkins County jail as part of a 60 day commitment on the charge. He also had a hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials at that time, according to the jail records.
Martinez remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning, March 24, 2021; bond was denied on the charge, according to arrest reports.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.