Juan Martinez Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted ATM Burglary
A man from Wright is denying his involvement in an attempted ATM break-in.
Eighteen-year old Juan Martinez has pleaded not guilty to one charge of burglary and a charge of conspiracy to commit burglary.
In early November, investigators were looking into an unsuccessful break-in attempt at an ATM in the Sunrise Shopping Center.
Police determined that the method used was similar to one that occurred in Campbell County, where Martinez was named as a suspect.
In January, officers executed a search warrant at a house where Martinez and a friend were visiting.
During the search, Martinez attempted to hide a notebook and police confiscated it.
When interviewed, he admitted he was a bookkeeper for his friend in terms of who owed money for drug purchases.
At first Martinez denied involvement in the ATM burglary, then claimed he had been threatened if he didn’t help.
He eventually admitted his part in the crime, but the heist was eventually scrapped, when he and his alleged accomplice realized they were taking too much time with the break-in.
Martinez is being held on $25,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison on each charge, if convicted.