Hit & Run Suspect Arrested after Resisting Arrest & Assaulting OPD Officer
Odessa Police arrested Bradley Dean Bourke, date of birth 07/20/1981, on 2-9-18 at approximately 0721 hours for Assault on a Public Servant “3rd Degree Felony” and Resisting Arrest “Class A Misdemeanor”. Officers responded to the area of Clearmont and Grandview in reference to a hit and run involving four units.
Investigation revealed that a blue Jeep was traveling west on Clearmont and struck a black trailer, causing the trailer to strike a tan Lincoln and black Ford F-250. The driver of the blue Jeep left the scene of the accident and failed to meet necessary legal requirements. The driver of the Jeep, later identified as Bourke, was located in the 3400 block of Clearmont.
When an OPD officer attempted to interview Bourke about the hit and run, he became very belligerent and made aggressive movements toward the officer. Bourke used his hand to point at the officer’s chest and yelled at him with his chest puffed out. When the officer attempted to detain Bourke, he resisted arrest by jerking out of the officer’s grasp.
Bourke then used his right shoulder to strike the officer in the chest, causing physical pain. Both subjects then fell to the ground and began wrestling each other. The OPD officer gained control of Bourke and attempted to handcuff him but Bourke continued to resist arrest. A second OPD officer arrived on scene and Bourke was placed into custody.
After Bourke was handcuffed, he continued to use physical force and had to be escorted by two OPD officers to the back of the patrol unit. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Bourke was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.
Bradley Dean Bourke