Russ Martin's fiance taken into custody



Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 12:28 PM


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Russ Martin's fiance, who was allegedly assaulted by the radio host last July, was apprehended yesterday for failing to turn up for Martin's trial date, her attorney said in a statement.

"Although one has a legal duty and obligation to follow the directives of a subpoena, it is far from a typical situation where alleged victims of crimes are taken into custody to answer a subpoena for a court date that had been rescheduled," her attorney James Angelino said.

Martin's court date is set for July 27.

"Despite that, Tarrant County, Texas decided to take the complainant of alleged domestic abuse (Russ Martin's fiance) into custody on March 16 and take her before Judge Jamie Cummings of County Criminal Court No. 5 in Fort Worth," Angelino said.

"Once Dallas County had officially transferred the woman into the custody of the Tarrant County investigators, the woman was put into handcuffs with hands behind her back for failing to appear in court for a setting that had been rescheduled," he added.

His fiance is questioning how Tarrant County treats victims.

Martin was arrested July 18 in connection with an alleged assault on the 27-year-old woman at his home in Southlake.