Arrest made in connection with assault, hit and run

Odessa police discovered a man who had a felony assault warrant after tracking him down following a hit and run incident Monday.

Officers responded to a report of a hit and run in the 2100 block of West University and investigation revealed a gray Chevy truck collided with a white Hyundai sedan. The driver of the truck fled the scene and was last seen crossing the street and heading northbound through an alley, an Odessa Police Department news release said.

The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Chauncey Rader, was located and detained in the 2700 block of Bookins Avenue. Investigation revealed he had two warrants, one for felony assault and another for possession of controlled substance, the release detailed.

Police reported on Jan. 1 officers responded to a disturbance in the area of 45th Street and McKnight Drive. A 28-year-old female reported she was assaulted by her common-law spouse, identified as Rader, the release said.

Investigation revealed after a disturbance occurred between the two, Rader pulled his common-law wife’s hair and shoulder, causing her to hit the pavement and become injured. He then reportedly body slammed her twice onto the concrete sidewalk, causing several injuries all over her body, the release said.

The woman was transported to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury. Investigation revealed Rader had a prior conviction for assault family violence and a warrant was obtained for him.

Rader is charged with assault family violence with a prior conviction, a third degree felony, possession of controlled substance, a state jail felony, leaving the scene of an accident, a state jail felony, and driving while license invalid, a class B misdemeanor.