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Saturday, May 8, 2010

[VA] "Resigned" Officer Martin in trouble again, accused of repeatedly punching his child's mother "about the face"

 ...the woman said she got into an argument with Martin and that during the fight, he punched her "about the face several times"... The woman's face was "severely swollen" and she had two black eyes, said Richmond prosecutor Andy Johnson. "We're looking into the exact extent of her injuries," he added....

FORMER RICHMOND POLICE OFFICER FACES NEW ACCUSATIONS
By Reed Williams
Published: May 5, 2010
A former police officer who has faced criminal allegations in the past is now charged with felony malicious wounding of the mother of one of his children, according to court documents. Carlos Jerome Martin, who resigned his job as a Richmond police officer as part of a plea agreement in an earlier case, most recently has been working as an in-home counselor and also as a criminal-justice instructor at Centura College, according to court papers his attorney filed in Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Martin, 36, of Richmond's East End, was arrested April 25 and charged with malicious wounding of the woman the day before. According to a criminal complaint, the woman said she got into an argument with Martin and that during the fight, he punched her "about the face several times" and held her to the floor, striking her. The woman's face was "severely swollen" and she had two black eyes, said Richmond prosecutor Andy Johnson. "We're looking into the exact extent of her injuries," he added. Martin's attorney, Claire G. Cardwell, stated in a motion to set bond that Martin acted in self-defense and that he "suffered serious injury at the hands and teeth of the alleged victim and was not the aggressor." Martin was released Thursday on $10,000 bond. Cardwell's bond motion, filed in court April 27, states that Martin was working three jobs, including as a criminal-justice instructor at Centura and as a counselor... In Martin's earlier case, he was charged in September 2008 with giving false reports to law-enforcement officials... and the charge later was dismissed after he agreed to several conditions, including that he resign from the Police Department... He resigned April 1, 2009, ending more than five years of employment with the police force... [Full article here]
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