Monday, October 24, 2011
Connally Officer Arrested
Martinez was arrested on felony charges of bribery and possession of a prohibited substance on a correctional facility.
The bribery charge is a second degree felony and can carry a sentence of between two and twenty years in prison and could carry up to a $10,000 fine.
The possession of a prohibited substance on a correctional facility charge is a third degree felony and can carry a sentence of between two and ten years in prison and could carry a fine of up to $10,000.
The case is still under investigation by the Office of the Inspector General. OIG is an internal law enforcement organization used by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to investigate criminal activity committed by prison inmates or personnel while inside of a correctional facility.
Martinez was released on bond pending further legal action.