21-year-old Dulce Marie-Ruby Martinez of Brevard Street in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny of a firearm along with misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property, and simple assault.
According to a news release issued today (January 9), on Friday, December 28, 2018 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a person driving on Redeemed Road near Harmony. The caller said they saw an unclothed female hiding near the roadway. The reporting person stopped and asked the female if she needed help and she said that she did. The female was later identified as Dulce Marie-Ruby Martinez.
While the reporting person was attempting to provide assistance, Martinez jumped into his truck and grabbed a handgun which was lying on the center console. After a brief struggle, the reporting person was able to disarm Martinez, and regain possession of the handgun. While attempting to secure the weapon, Martinez fired the handgun one time causing damage to the vehicle.
Law enforcement and EMS arrived on the scene. Martinez gave investigators conflicting information about the incident. She was transported to the hospital to be evaluated. Based on interviews and evidence gathered from the scene, investigators were able to obtain warrants against Martinez for the misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property, and simple assault.
After additional investigation, Martinez was charged with the felony vehicle break-in and firearm theft counts, along with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. Her total bond was set at $10,000, a District Court date is set for January 22.