Santa Fe police are searching for a man accused of kidnapping and battering a woman after a domestic dispute Sunday night.

Isaiah Martinez, 21, was charged Monday with kidnapping, aggravated battery and three misdemeanor counts after he was accused of trying to suffocate his girlfriend at a Sonic parking lot off of St. Michael’s Drive, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court.

The woman told police Martinez had picked her up in his truck earlier that night and then became irate. When she attempted to flee while they were stopped at Sonic, she said, Martinez pulled her back in the truck and began to choke and beat her, according to the affidavit.

Martinez began driving erratically and refused to let the woman leave, she told police. Eventually, the vehicle broke down and the woman fled and called law enforcement.

When officers arrived, she told them Martinez also had been struggling with a fentanyl addiction, the affidavit said.

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Lupe Molina


Mike Andredi

Since Santa Fe became a "sanctuary city" the mexican cartels have moved into the city instead of hiding out up north in places like Chimayo... they are bringing huge amounts of Fentanyl into the city. People are using less heroin and more Fentanyl as its mass produced in China and legal to ship directly to Mexico... its much cheaper to procure as well. For every truck seized at the boarder, 20 get through... there is a reason why its important to secure our southern boarder. Hopefully none of you illegal immigration supporters lose your kids to your political "beliefs"...

Lupe Molina

This is the dumbest thing I've read today. What a truly idiotic thing to say.

LeRoy Sanchez

So true!

LeRoy Sanchez

I’m a born and raised Nuevo Mexicano and your statement is racist and repugnant.

Sabine Strohem

@Steve claims like this need evidence, citations, etc. Do better.

Mike Peterson

Do you really think another law against an already illegal substance will have any effect on this or any other controlled substance?

Lynn k Allen

Seems that fentanyl is here and causing extreme violence. I implore the legislature to enact laws that people with it in their blood or in their posession kept in mandatory jail until trial. This has proven to be too violent & the need to protect us is greater.

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