The reports of Texas police officer Coleman Martin’s suicide have been greatly exaggerated https://t.co/OzzF7SGqfH pic.twitter.com/nRYRz4fxIt
An arrest affidavit revealed Friday that 29-year-old Austin officer Coleman Martin earlier in the week texted his wife a photo of a note indicating he meant to drown himself in a lake near the border with Mexico.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) April 29, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities in Texas say a police officer who notified his wife that he planned to kill himself actually faked his own death and fled to Mexico.
But authorities later were contacted by a woman who received an email from Martin explaining that he abandoned his car at the lake.
He then rode a bike to a convenience store, grabbed a taxi to the border and hopped a bus into Mexico.
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Authorities on Saturday continued to search for Martin, who’s been charged with a misdemeanour count of making a false report.
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