UPDATE: Travis County Sheriff’s Department media relations officer Kristen Dark has confirmed that John Wright Martin is still incarcerated in the Travis County jail on two out-of-county misdemeanor warrants and five out-of-county felony warrants, as well as a new warrant, generated by the Austin Police Department, on charges of theft of property, $30,000-$150,000.
John Wright Martin, who is wanted on four felony warrants in Collin County on charges of theft and forgery in Collin County, has been arrested by officers with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and remains incarcerated in the Travis County jail. Martin faces charges in Collin County related to funds embezzled from his former employer, Kristy Pitchford of Frisco, owner of Nerdvana restaurant. Kristy Pitchford is married to Randy Pitchford, owner of Frisco-based Gearbox Software.
Collin County officials issued warrants for Martin on Aug. 28 after he failed to appear in court to stand trial on charges of property theft between $30,000 and $150,000 and forgery of a financial instrument and two different charges of property theft over $300,000.
Travis County SO records available online indicate that Wright was arrested on two “out of county”misdemeanor warrants and five “out of county” felony warrants. Those records also seem to indicate that Martin may face a new charge, out of Travis County, of theft of property equal to or greater than $30,ooo but less than $150,ooo, with a “new warrant — Class B or above” issued. Dallas Voice has contacted the Travis County SO for clarification and will update this post as soon as more information is available.
— Tammye Nash