Authorities Still Seeking Identity of Chase Suspect

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

STANTON - New details on the man who lead authorities on a chase from Odessa to Stanton after an alleged kidnapping.

Martin County Sheriff John Woodward tells NewsWest 9, they can't process or release a picture of the suspect, 42-year-old Jesus Martinez, that's because they think he may not be who he says he is.

Right now, Immigration authorities are working with the Martin County Sheriff's Office to figure out why his Social Security Number isn't matching his name.

Martinez is accused of kidnapping a woman in Odessa on Thursday before finally being stopped in Stanton after a lengthy pursuit.

The Sheriff says Martinez will remain behind bars until they know for sure who he is.