Federal Bureau of Investigation today placed Ruben Hernandez
Martinez, a suspected serial rapist, on its "Ten
Most Wanted Fugitives" list. He is being sought
for his alleged participation in a series of armed home
invasions and sexual assaults. Martinez should be considered
armed and extremely dangerous.
is alleged that in 1997 and 1998, while working as a
construction laborer in Nashville, Tennessee, Martinez
was responsible for a series of home invasions and sexual
May 29, 1998, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department,
Davidson County, Tennessee, charged Martinez with five
counts of aggravated rape, one count of aggravated burglary,
and one count of failure to appear. Then, on June 5,
1998, a federal arrest warrant was issued in the United
States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee,
Nashville, Tennessee, charging Martinez with unlawful
flight to avoid prosecution.
is described as a White (Hispanic) male, 5'7",
145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was born
on October 31, 1967, in Mexico. He may have a goatee
or moustache and shoulder-length hair. Martinez is fluent
in both English and Spanish, and has ties to Houston,
Texas and Rio Bravo, Mexico.
Hernandez Martinez is a resident alien and has a valid
green card and social security card. He may be working
in the construction field as a painter, drywall installer,
or as a landscaper. He uses the following aliases: Ruben
Martinez and Kuben Hernandez Martinez.
Hernandez Martinez is the 472nd person to be placed
on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list,
which was established in 1950. Since then, 442 fugitives
have been apprehended or located, 143 of them as a result
of citizen cooperation.
reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for any information
leading directly to the arrest of Ruben Hernandez Martinez.
Individuals with information concerning Martinez should
take no action themselves, but should immediately contact
the nearest office of the FBI or local law enforcement
agency. For any possible sighting outside of the United
States, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
information regarding Ruben Hernandez Martinez, including
his wanted poster, is available on the FBI's Internet
Home Page at http://www.fbi.gov.