Kings County deputies arrest suspects, male and female, on several charges

By The Leader Staff
Suspect Martin Natividad
Suspect Martin Natividad

Kings County deputies, on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at about 5 p.m., were dispatched to a Houston Avenue address to investigate a disturbance. The reporting party stated that a suspect, 30-year-old suspect Martin Natividad may have had a handgun and was pointing it at people in the home.

According to deputies, Natividad had prior arrests including suspected domestic violence, weapon offenses, parole violations, and gang affiliation. The sheriff’s department also said that Natividad was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS).  

 As deputies were en route to the location, Kings County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit (Air-1) arrived and spotted the suspect, Natividad driving a go-kart in the area. Deputies watched from Air-1 as the suspect, Natividad, and a female, later identified as 20-year-old Jasmine Ochoa Alvarez, park the go-kart on Libbie Lane and then, according to deputies, ran into a residence. 

Deputies contacted the victim who told them that the suspect threatened him and his family with a firearm. An elderly member of the family intervened causing Natividad to leave before he injured someone. The victim stated the suspect left with the handgun.

Authorities surrounded the residence on Libbie Lane and called for Natividad and a female to exit the home. Deputies say the two refused. The homeowner arrived and told deputies that no one should be in the home and neither Natividad nor Alvarez neither had permission to be inside.

The Kings County Sheriff’s deputies called the SWAT team. Once it arrived, SWAT team members called for the two suspects to exit the home and give up peacefully. The two suspects finally exited the residence through the front door and were taken into custody.       

While deputies searched the residence, Air-1 relayed they had watched the suspect, Natividad hide an object under a tarp in the backyard. Upon searching the area, a handgun matching the description provided by the victim was found under the tarp. The handgun was a black Glock-style gun with an extended magazine containing several rounds of ammunition. The handgun did not have a serial number which made the weapon untraceable. 

Deputies revealed that a check on Martin revealed he had multiple felony convictions that included domestic violence, felony evading a peace officer, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Officers also discovered that Alvarez had three no-bail Kings County warrants issued for her arrest. Her charges included false impersonation, interfering with a peace officer, and driving while unlicensed. 

She was later booked into the Kings County Jail on her warrants and the new charge of interfering with a peace officer. She was being held without bail.

Martin was booked into the Kings County Jail on the charges of criminal threats, brandishing a firearm in a threatening manner, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of an untraceable firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, interfering with a peace officer and violating his Post Release Community Supervision. His bail was set at $120,000. 

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