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Man Accused Of Assaulting Deputy, Stealing Police Car Appears In Court

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Bernard Martinez (credit: Adams County Sheriff's Office)

Bernard Martinez (credit: Adams County Sheriff’s Office)

DENVER (CBS4) – A man accused of stealing an Adams County sheriff’s cruiser made his first court appearance Tuesday morning.

Bernard Martinez, 31, has a long arrest record, including assault and resisting arrest.

The Colorado State Patrol says Martinez stole the cruiser when a deputy tried to arrest him on a disturbance call Monday morning.

The chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Martinez now faces a new round of charges, including assault on a police officer and theft.

RELATED: Man Arrested After Police Pursuit Involving Stolen Police Car

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