Memphis man allegedly cut ex-girlfriend's brake line, charged with attempted murder 08/25/2020 1:31 pm PDT Comments Shelby County via WREG: MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- A Mid-South man was arrested after police say he cut the brake line on his ex-girlfriend's car. On August 4, the woman said she got off work and was heading home when she noticed her brake light was on. She had a mechanic examine her car, who found that her brake line had been cut. Investigators obtained surveillance video from the woman's employer that reportedly showed her ex-boyfriend Jamie Martinez tampering with her car while she was at work. During questioning, Martinez reportedly admitted to police to cutting the line “just because,” but later recanted his statement saying he was drunk and didn't know if he did it. Martinez was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder. He was released on his own recognizance. MORE: Mid-South man charged with attempted murder after allegedly cutting woman's brake line - WREG #AttemptedMurder #Memphis #Tennessee #WREG Related Stories 7 attempted murder charges after house repeatedly fired upon: Police Accused carjacker hog-tied by driver, bystanders until deputies arrive 13-year-old driving on grandma's lap struck Memphis pedestrians 2-year-old killed a year after hospitalization; dad arrested for murder Man charged with murder after shooting, robbery Clerk charged with manslaughter after allegedly shooting trespasser Sweetie Pie's owner, exotic dancer charged in plot against nephew Woman, boyfriend allegedly tried to drown dad in bathtub: Police Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.