Suspect caught after Chilton County K-9 handler injured during search

Christian Martinez
Christian Martinez(Chilton County Jail)
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 7:24 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2022 at 11:53 AM CDT
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JEMISON, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jemison Police Department tell us that Christian Martinez, age 30, has been taken into custody. He was apprehended around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning in the area around the 219 exit.

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Dept., Clanton PD, Thorsby PD and ALEA all participated in the search.

Martinez has multiple outstanding warrants for Assault 1st, Kidnapping and Making Terrorist Threats according to Jemison PD. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.

During the search, a Chilton County Sheriff’s K-9 handler was injured after falling into a ravine, according to the CCSO. The deputy is in the ER for his injuries. His injuries are not life threatening according to the sheriff.

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