1-19-18 Arrests of the Day
Odessa Police Charge Man in Connection to Aggravated Assault Investigation
Odessa Police charged Luis Abraham Tarango, date of birth 03/31/1985, on 1-18-18 with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Family Violence) “2nd Degree Felony”. On 12-10-17, the 32-year-old complainant reported to the Odessa Police Department that she had been assaulted by her common-law-husband, identified as Tarango.
Investigation revealed that after both subjects got into an argument, Tarango opened the passenger door and pushed his common-law-wife out of the vehicle, while it was moving. The complainant was transported to MCH with serious bodily injury and sustained injuries on her upper left arm and right knee as a result of the incident.
Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, OPD detectives obtained an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant for Tarango, who was eventually charged accordingly.
Man Arrested after Assaulting Girlfriend & Kicking 8-Year-Old Child in the Head
Odessa Police arrested Rolando Escajeda-Ruiz, date of birth 05/16/1988, on 1-19-18 at approximately 0038 hours for Injury to a Child “State Jail Felony”, Assault Family Violence “Misdemeanor C”, and Public Intoxication “Misdemeanor C”. Officers responded to 1101 Fitch (Arbor Terrace Apartments) in reference to a disturbance.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with a male subject outside of the residence, identified as Escajeda-Ruiz. Officers found Escajeda-Ruiz to have slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and unsteady balance. Officers then made contact with Escajeda-Ruiz’s 27-year-old girlfriend and an 8-year-old female inside of the apartment.
Investigation revealed that after Escajeda-Ruiz got into an argument with his girlfriend, he pushed his girlfriend before kicking his girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter in the head. The 8-year-old female sustained bodily injury as a result of the incident. Escajeda-Ruiz was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the ECLEC.
Rolando Escajeda-Ruiz (Photo from 2016)
Expired Registration Leads to Arrest of Man with Stolen Firearm
Odessa Police arrested Ivan Rodriguez, date of birth 01/22/1997, on 1-17-18 at approximately 1532 hours for Theft of a Firearm “State Jail Felony”. Officers observed a black 2006 Lincoln LS traveling southbound in the 2000 block of North County Road West with an expired registration.
A traffic stop was conducted on the listed vehicle and the driver was identified as Rodriguez. Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the listed vehicle. Officers found Rodriguez to be in possession of a loaded handgun, which had been reported stolen out of Midland. Rodriguez was charged and arrested accordingly.
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Convicted Felon with Gun & Several Narcotics
Odessa Police arrested Joseph David Tibbets, date of birth 12/15/1978, on 1-17-18 at approximately 0042 hours for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon “Felony 3”, Possession of Methamphetamine “Felony 3”, Possession of a Controlled Substance “Misdemeanor A”, and two counts of Possession of Dangerous Drugs “Misdemeanor A”.
Officers observed a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 fail to stop at a proper place, at the intersection of 29th Street and Texas. A traffic stop was conducted on the listed vehicle and the driver was identified as Tibbets. Officers found Tibbets to be in possession of two bags of methamphetamine, Xanax, Azithromycin and Amoxi-Clav.
Tibbets was unable to provide a prescription for all of the pills. Officers also found Tibbets to be in possession of a .22 Raven Arms MP-25 gun. Investigation revealed that Tibbets was a convicted felon. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Tibbets was charged and arrested accordingly.
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Man with Several Narcotics & Drug Paraphernalia
Odessa Police arrested Ronny Pyrell Johnson Jr., date of birth 11/10/1992, on 1-17-18 at approximately 2309 hours for Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance “2nd Degree Felony”, Possession of Methamphetamine “State Jail Felony”, and Possession of Marijuana “Class B Misdemeanor”. Officers observed a black 2016 Nissan Altima turn onto the 1000 block of East Monahans before traveling on the wrong side of the road.
A traffic stop was conducted on the listed vehicle and the driver was identified as Johnson. Officers could smell a very strong odor or marijuana coming from the listed vehicle and also observed a crack rock on the driver’s seat. Officers found Johnson to be in possession of an open box of baking soda, a digital scale, two crack pipes, a meth pipe, two syringes, three cell phones and three marijuana cigars.
Officers also discovered two bags of methamphetamine in the center console and approximately 1.8 grams of cocaine inside of Johnson’s front left pant pocket. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Johnson was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.