The Grand Junction Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating two men wanted in connection with an investigation into an assault that escalated to two men being run over by a pickup. Just before 2:00 this morning, police were dispatched to the Tequila’s Bar on Hwy 6 & 50 for an assault. When the first officer got to that area he found two men with traumatic injuries near the Carl’s Junior restaurant. Officers also found a woman who had injuries to her face.
The investigation at this point shows 23-year-old Miguel Martinez of Grand Junction assaulted the woman and then got into a truck driven by his brother, 29-year-old Juan Martinez, also of Grand Junction. Witnesses say the men were driving around in the area and ran over two men. Those two victims suffered serious injuries and were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.
GJPD Detectives have obtained arrest warrants for both Miguel Martinez and Juan Martinez. Miguel faces a 3rd degree assault charge which is a class one misdemeanor. Juan’s charges include 2 counts of attempted 2nd degree murder and 2 counts of vehicular assault.
We are asking for anyone who may know where Juan and Miguel Martinez are, or who knows where we can find the vehicle they were in, to call 242-6707. The pickup is a 2003 gold Dodge truck with Colorado license plate 588 TDM.
At this point we have not been able to identify one of the men who were run over. If anyone has information about this incident they can call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) with the word TIP729 in the message. The identity of the person providing the information will remain anonymous.