EARLY — A 44-year-old man was arrested Tuesday by Early police for the third time in less than a month on allegations of victimizing his ex-girlfriend, police said.

Nicholas Martinez — who had bonded out of jail after being arrested on Dec. 19 and Jan. 10 — remained jailed Wednesday on charges of continuous violence against the family, assault family violence/impeding breathing, obstruction or retaliation, violating a protective order and unlawful restraint, jail records state.

Martinez’s bonds total $170,000.

Jail records show Martinez with a Coleman address, but he has lived in multiple locations including Brownwood, Early and May, police said.

According to an email from Early police:

Early Officer Tasha Tobias was flagged down around 2 p.m. by a female on the side of the road who appeared upset and in fear of something. The female told police she’d been held against her will by a former boyfriend.

The ex-boyfriend, identified as Martinez, was arrested Dec. 19 for continuous assault family violence, police said. After bonding out of jail, Martinez was arrested Jan. 10 for violation of a protective order after he showed up at the victim’s home, police said.

On Jan. 13, the victim arrived home from work and found Martinez in her residence, police said. The victim was unable to get away and was kept against her will overnight.

During that time the victim was assaulted several times. A knife was held to her and she was strangled on several occasions during the night, police said.

Martinez took the victim to a fast food restaurant on Jan. 14. While driving back to the victim’s apartment, Martinez pulled over for something and the victim jumped out of the car, ran for help and flagged down the officer, police said.

Martinez fled the scene and was located by Brownwood police on Fourth Street. Early officers went to that location and arrested Martinez.

The victim clearly showed signs of being strangled along with other bruising, police said.

In other recent arrests involving Early police:

• Officers arrested Eric Trevino, 34, for criminal trespassing. Trevino is accused of violating a criminal trespass warning to an apartment complex where he was previously arrested for burglary of habitation in October.

• Officers arrested David Teed, 47, for no drivers license after conducting a traffic stop. Officers learned he had a lengthy driving record and had not complied with getting a current driver’s license.

• Scott Gordon Adams, 49, was arrested on a traffic stop on an outstanding warrant from Bexar County for assault.

• Officers stopped a vehicle on Highway 183 near the mall. Officers could small a faint odor of marijuana in the vehicle and after checking the driver learned he had a suspended drivers license and an outstanding warrant. Martin Dudley, 42, was placed under arrest and marijuana was also located in the vehicle during the vehicle inventory.

Dudley was taken to the Brown County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. Dudley is also held on two Dallas County assault warrants.