Grimes County Deputy Resigns Over Complaint

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Allegations of domestic violence have led to the resignation of one of Grimes County's highest-ranking law enforcement officers. Johnny Martinez had been with the Grimes County Sheriff's Office for 14 years, the past two as chief deputy. He resigned in April after a complaint was filed against him in Montgomery County, his place of residence.

Martinez was not charged in the April 13 incident. But Montgomery County investigators say the case will be referred to a grand jury. In the meantime, Martinez has since joined the Todd Mission Police force. He was hired by Chief Bill Pendley who also serves as Grimes County Commissioner.