Melony Marie Martinez, Annastacia Martinez, and Alycia Hernandez Madera County booking photos
Arrests were made in Madera Monday night, October 19, of three women suspected of kidnapping and resisting arrest.
According to the official media report from the Madera County Department of Corrections, Melony Marie Martinez, 41, Annastacia Martinez, 21, and Alycia Hernandez, who turned 22 just days after the incident, were all arrested at their shared home in rural north Madera, on Western Way.
The three women were each charged with two counts of kidnapping, and one count of interfering with an officer, and one count of obstructing or resisting an officer. Melony Martinez was also charged with violating probation. They were arrested by officers from the Madera Police Department, and booked at 1:30 am Tuesday morning.
The three suspects all reported being unemployed when booked. Details of the incident and who the kidnapping victims were was not released, but it may be related to a custody battle.
Records show that Melony Martinez was arrested in March of 2003 for contempt of court-failure to comply with a court order. In July of 2006 she was charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license. She was also initially charged at that time with failure to appear in court, violation of a child custody court order and contempt of court – disobeying a court order, and an out-of-county warrant.
She was arrested again in September 2010 for driving under the influence and with a suspended license, and committing fraud to obtain aid. She was charged again with DUI and driving on a suspended license in April of 2011.
CrimeVoice staff contributed to this report