Woman attacked after refusing to let teen use phone, police say

Aleric Martinez, 17, charged with aggravated kidnapping

SAN ANTONIO – Aleric Martinez, 17, has been arrested on a charge of aggravated kidnapping stemming from an alleged attacked on a woman who said she refused to let him use her phone.

The 21-year-old woman reported this to police Monday. Martinez was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the woman told officers she and Martinez had been friends for several months and had engaged in sexual intercourse the previous night.

She said he showed up at her motel room in the 3700 block of Roosevelt Avenue Monday evening asking to use her phone.

The affidavit said that after she refused his request, Martinez began calling the woman names, then hit her in the head with his hand and a gun.

She told police that at one point, she ran out of the room but fell in the parking lot. She said Martinez then forced her into her own car at gunpoint and made her drive him to another location, the affidavit said.

The woman said after she dropped off Martinez, he fired a gunshot that hit her car near her head and left her ears ringing, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said that police arrested Martinez after the woman identified him in a photo lineup.


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