Sheriff's department seeks help in finding 4 children taken by non-custodial mother

Published on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 16:52 - Written by

The Smith County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating four children who were taken by their non-custodial mother in violation of a court order.

Dora Elia Martinez, age 33, 5’1”, 135 pounds, took her four children from the home of a relative on March 24. The children had been placed there by Child Protective Services after a narcotics raid at Martinez’ home on December 10. Martinez told the relative that she had permission to take the children. The Smith County Sheriff's Office is searching for Martinez and for the children:

Jared Ayala-Martinez – 4 mos.

Jesus Ayala-Martinez – age 5

Jose Ayala-Martinez – age 7

Jonhy Ayala-Martinez – age 10

Dora Elia Martinez is wanted on four counts of Interference With Child Custody, which is a state jail felony. She may be driving an older model maroon, four-door Ford Explorer. The Sheriff’s Office has photos of Dora Martinez and the two oldest children. If anyone sees either of these children, please call the Smith County Sheriff's Office at 903-566-6600.