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February 1, 2014

Martin indicted on firearms charges

GREENVILLE — A local man, currently in custody on charges related to a reported January 15 robbery/shooting in Greenville, has been indicted on multiple counts in connection with an incident earlier in the month where he was allegedly found to be in possession of firearms.

Christopher Stephen Martin was also indicted Friday on a drug possession charge involving the January 2 incident.

The Hunt County grand jury returned the charges following the first session of its six-month term, during which local prosecutors intend to present evidence in felony cases for consideration by the 196th District Court.

The grand jury will meet monthly through June.

The panel returned a total of 64 indictments, including 18 charges issued sealed pending the arrest and arraignment of the person or persons named in the indictments.

Martin, 31, of Greenville, received two indictments Friday for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and one indictment for possession of a controlled substance. Martin was alleged in the indictments to have been in possession of a rifle and a pistol during a January 2 incident in the 1200 block of Walworth Street in Greenville.

According to a report from the Greenville Police Department officers responded at approximately 10:52 a.m. that day to a call of shots fired at 1204 Walworth and detained Martin and one other individual believed to be involved in the incident.

The indictments indicated Martin has two previous felony convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and one conviction each for burglary and possession of a controlled substance.

An arraignment hearing on the indictments was not immediately scheduled.

Martin was out on $75,500 bond from the January 2 charges when he was arrested by the Cumby Police Department on the afternoon of January 15 for evading in a motor vehicle.

At the time, Martin was being sought for questioning following a shooting in the 2500 Block of Broadview earlier that day.

Martin had been identified by the Greenville Police Department as one of the active participants in the shooting and was charged with five counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, with $535,000 in bonds set on the charges. Martin has not yet been indicted on the charges.

Upon learning of the January 15 incident, the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office moved to declare Martin’s original bonds on the firearms possession charges insufficient. The bonds were raised to $150,000 each on the charges.

Martin remained in custody at the Hunt County Jail Friday in lieu of a total of $985,000 in bonds.

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