Bullet Pierces Paulden Home With Infant Inside

3/5/24

A Paulden man was arrested on numerous charges after a family reported that someone fired a gun into their home.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home in Paulden Saturday night after a family reported that a bullet went through a wall, a window, and into their two-month-old child’s bedroom while they were inside. An investigation revealed the bullet appeared to come from a nearby home. Deputies were invited to enter the suspects’ residence, where they noticed casings, bullets, and a handgun consistent with the impact holes. One of the suspects, Jesus Martinez, admitted he owned the handgun and was the only one who uses it, but claimed he knew nothing about the gunshot.

Martinez was arrested and charged with recklessly handling a firearm, endangerment, aggravated assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, and discharging a firearm at an occupied residence.