Two convicted Florida felons failed to outrun deputies during a traffic stop on Friday, subsequently racking six more felony charges.
At approximately 1:45 a.m. Friday, a car driven by Jacob Martinez, 26, of Naples, fled at nearly twice the speed limit when deputies attempted a traffic stop. Martinez eventually made an abrupt stop and fled on foot, tossing a black bag.
Deputies apprehended Martinez and recovered the bag. Vehicle passenger Joshua Centeno, 28, a documented gang member, was also apprehended.
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Deputies located a loaded AK-47 rifle in the vehicle within immediate reach of both Martinez and Centeno, as well as 39 rounds of ammunition. Deputies also found various amounts of fentanyl and marijuana in both the car and the bag.
Martinez is charged with three felonies – fleeing/eluding a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of fentanyl.
He’s also charged with resisting law enforcement without violence and driving with a suspended license, both misdemeanors.
Centeno is charged with felonies for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of fentanyl, and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. He’s also charged with a misdemeanor for possessing drug paraphernalia.