Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427


4:00 PM, August 16, 2013

Level 2 Sex Offender Community Notification
Convicted Sex Offender Has New Address in Yuma County


New Address: 725 W. Canal Street - Somerton, AZ 85350

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that Merced Martinez Garcia, 55 years of age, is now residing at 725 W. Canal Street, Somerton, Arizona. He is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

On June 19, 1989, Garcia was sentenced by the Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose, California, to 6 years in the California State Prison for two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Acts with children under the age of 14 years. His victims were his girlfriend’s daughters, who were 7 and 9 years of age. He is not currently on parole or probation.

Garcia is a level 2 sex offender.

imageMerced Martinez Garcia

Offenders are categorized in three levels. Level 1 is a low risk to reoffend, Level 2 an intermediate risk and Level 3 a high risk.

Information Released By: C. McGuire