Lexington, Neb. — Two Colorado residents being held on charges of having controlled substances and leading a short pursuit in central Nebraska Tuesday evening had their bonds set Thursday in Dawson County Court in Lexington. 33 year old Jenna Martinez was given a bond of $500,000, 10 percent. 27 year old Jesus Garfio had his bond set at $1,000,000, 10%.
The Nebraska State Patrol received a report from a motorist that a Cadillac Escalade was driving dangerously on westbound Interstate-80 near Odessa. A trooper located the vehicle as it was exiting I-80 at Elm Creek. The SUV then reentered westbound I-80 and fled, reaching speeds of 114 miles per hour.
During a 36 mile pursuit, the SUV used the shoulder to pass other vehicles, changed lanes abruptly, and objects were thrown from the vehicle. Spike strips were successfully deployed near Lexington and the vehicle came to a stop at the Cozad exit, near mile marker 222. The subjects, both of Denver, were taken into custody without incident. The pursuit lasted approximately 20 minutes.
Following the pursuit, troopers found methamphetamine and more than $16,000 in the vehicle. Garfio was also in possession of heroin and suspected counterfeit Oxycodone pills. Martinez was in possession of heroin and marijuana. A baggie of methamphetamine was recovered from the interstate.
The two were arraigned on multiple drug offenses, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of drug money. Garfio was also arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, flight to avoid arrest and willful reckless driving. Both are being held in the Dawson County Jail.
Their preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 1 at 11:00 a.m.