12-21-17 Arrest of the Day
Odessa Police arrested Michael Bryan Templeton, date of birth 12/07/1977, on 12-20-17 at approximately 1437 hours for Assault by Strangulation (Family Violence) “3rd Degree Felony”. On 11-5-17, Odessa Police responded to the 1200 block of Oak in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the 38-year-old complainant, who reported that she had been assaulted by her common-law-husband, identified as Templeton.
Investigation revealed that Templeton punched his common-law-wife in the face, causing her to fall to the ground. Templeton then placed his knee on her neck, impeding her airway. Templeton threatened her that he would kill her and bury her body where no one would find her. The victim sustained 2 black eyes, burst blood vessels in the whites of her eyes, and bruising to her arms. OPD detectives obtained a warrant for Templeton, who was eventually charged and arrested accordingly.