Felon charged with assaulting cop for allowing car to hit patrol unit

RIVERSIDE - A convicted felon who allegedly fled from Riverside police officers and later allowed his vehicle to roll into a police cruiser, prompting the lawmen to open fire, was charged today with assault on a peace officer. Jeremy Blue Martinez, 31, of Riverside was arrested Sunday following the chase and shooting on Houghton Avenue. Along with the assault count, Martinez is charged with felony evading and committing a crime while on bail. He's being held without bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta and was slated to make his initial court appearance Thursday at the Riverside Hall of Justice. According to Officer Javier Cabrera, the defendant was spotted by a patrol unit driving a silver sedan in the area of Main Street and Russell Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Officer
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