Argument leads to felony drug charges

A local woman is facing multiple charges after deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a physical disturbance.

WCSO was dispatched around 4:15 p.m. Saturday to a residence off Joiner Road in reference to a physical disturbance.

Deputies arrived on scene to find the victim bleeding above her right eye. The victim stated she and her son’s girlfriend, later identified as 25-year-old Tiffany Rena Martinez, were outside arguing when Martinez threw an object, striking the victim. According to law enforcement reports, Martinez then fled through a neighbor’s yard and into the wood line.

Additional law enforcement officers were requested to aid in locating Martinez. Deputies say she was located a short time later with assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol and was found to be in possession of “several illegal items,” including methamphetamine.

Martinez was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on an unrelated active warrant along with new charges of aggravated battery, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.