9-5-18 Arrest of the Day
Odessa Police arrested John Phillip Sanchez, date of birth 09/17/1985, on 9-2-18 at approximately 2330 hours for two counts of Assault on a Public Servant “3rd Degree Felony”, Possession of Cocaine “State Jail Felony”, Evading Arrest “Class A Misdemeanor”, and Resisting Arrest “Class A Misdemeanor”.
While patrolling the 300 block of South Grant, officers observed two male subjects fighting in the Stripes parking lot. When officers attempted to detain one of the male subjects, later identified as Sanchez, he pushed an OPD officer and struck him with a closed fist on the left side of his face. Sanchez began evading officers southbound through the Stripes parking lot.
Officers caught up to Sanchez in the area of Murphy and Grant. Sanchez struck a second OPD officer with a closed fist in the leg and arm before being placed into custody by officers. Officers found Sanchez to be in possession of a bag of cocaine. Sanchez was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the ECLEC.
John Phillip Sanchez