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Man arrested after car breeches Lockheed gates

A man was arrested early Sunday after his vehicle breeched several gates and barriers at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth campus, according to police.

The man, Maxamino Martinez, 23, rammed and breeched three security points at Lockheed Martin’s facility before being stopped at the north end of the plant, according to a Fort Worth police report.

The call came in to White Settlement police about 4:40 a.m., according to Lt. J.P. Bevering, a White Settlement police spokesman.

Joe Stout, a Lockheed spokesman, said while the vehicle traveled a “good distance” and struck several gates and barriers, no buildings were penetrated and the damage to the barriers was minor.

“When you drive down into our main area you wouldn’t notice the damage,” said Joe Stout, a spokesman for Lockheed.

Martinez’ father, Vincent Martinez, said Tuesday that his son, who is going to school to be a pharmacist, simply lost control of his car.

“I guess he must’ve been tired or something and he lost control,” Vincent Martinez said. “He’s a good kid.”

His father said Maxamino Martinez hasn’t hired an attorney yet. He was held on suspicion of criminal mischief in the amount of $100,000 to $200,000, a second-degree felony, according to jail records.

“He’s pretty down about it,” he said.

The FBI briefly looked into the case as well, said special agent Mark White, media coordinator for the FBI’s Dallas Field Office. He said, however, that there wasn’t any alleged criminal activity in the case that would warrant the involvement of the FBI.

Maxamino Martinez has been released from jail, his father said. A message on Maxamino Martinez’ cell phone wasn’t returned Tuesday night.

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