Man Arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder

A man wanted by Natrona County authorities for attempted second degree murder has been arrested. The Cheyenne Police Gang Unit arrested 27-year-old Joseph Eric Martinez Wednesday night during a traffic stop.

Martinez allegedly struck a man with a blunt object multiple times outside the Sandbar in April. Arthur Penrod pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault charges in connection with the same incident.

Cheyenne police say Martinez has self proclaimed affiliation with the Sur 13 gang and has tattoos that would support this information. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Laramie County Detention Facility.

Martinez will be brought back to Natrona County to face his charges.