Arrest warrant sheds new mild on lacking individuals case

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) — A warrant has been issued for a man accused of driving a murder suspect from Mexico to Albuquerque. Court documents requesting this warrant also shed more light on the missing person case.

Jonathan Martinez was arrested earlier this month for the murder of 19-year-old Trevone Robins in downtown Albuquerque last July. Martinez is also on officers’ radars in connection with the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Yasmin Marquez.

According to court documents, Titus Thomas is now charged with driving Martinez back to Albuquerque from Mexico. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says surveillance video at the border and text messages between the two prove it. The warrant affidavit states that Marquez dated Martinez in Mexico, but she left after problems arose in their relationship.

Earlier this month, Marquez’s mother spoke to KRQE News 13 about their relationship. “I can’t say much, but time went by and she decided that she didn’t want this relationship anymore because it was just … he was very abusive, very threatening to her and her family and friends,” Ivonne Jaramillo said.

Marquez was last seen in her mother’s car, which was found by Corrales police the day after she disappeared. They say the inside was set on fire. The warrant affidavit now states that Bernalillo County deputies executed a search warrant inside the Dodge Magnum.

It said they found several pieces of female clothing covered in blood and a cell phone case with Marquez’s Social Security card and driver’s license. Deputies say Martinez had Marquez’s phone with him when he was arrested for murder.

“He is definitely a person of interest and we are conducting an investigation not only on him but also on other people who have previously seen or been associated with Yasmin,” said Javier Marinelarena, BCSO Violent Crimes Investigator.

Marquez was not found.

Titus Thomas now faces charges of accommodating or assisting a felon who drove Martinez across the border.

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