Coleman Martin, the Austin police officer who attempted to fake his own death before fleeing to Mexico, has resigned from the Austin police force, KVUE and the Austin American-Statesman's Tony Plohetski confirmed.
Martin, 29, was reported missing on April 25. On April 26, investigators found his truck abandoned near a lake in South Texas. On April 27, police spoke with a woman who said Martin was still alive and in Mexico. About a week later, Martin was arrested at DFW airport on a flight from Colombia on his way back to Austin.
Martin showed up at the Austin Police Department Sept. 6 with his attorney, Rachel Rogers, and resigned.
Martin still faces a misdemeanor charge of prompting an emergency police response when there was no need. The case is expected to be resolved soon.
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