Convicted felon charged with point firearm at man, woman

A 42-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly pointed a handgun at a man and the man’s grandmother.

Michael Baca was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony.

The reported assault happened June 30 in the 1200 block of E. 36th Street, an Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavit stated. Dispatch detailed to officers that Baca pointed a gun at the caller and his grandmother.

Officers reportedly made contact with Brandon Floris who stated that Baca had arrived in his white truck and got into an argument. Floris stated his grandmother, later identified as Carmen Floris, was standing between Baca and Brandon Flores while Baca was inside his truck.

Brandon Floris stated that Baca showed a black handgun and held it out from the driver’s side window telling Floris he was going to kill him, the affidavit stated. Baca later stated he was going to come back with some more people and kill everyone while pointing the gun at Carmen Floris.

Baca was reportedly found at his tattoo business located in the 200 block of E. University Blvd. Baca stated he drove to Brandon Floris’ house to speak with him. A search warrant was obtained for the business and the truck where officers found two guns inside the business.

Officers found a black backpack and inside they found a black Jennings J 22 LR handgun, the affidavit stated. Inside the bag was a birth certificate that belonged to Baca. Baca also admitted that the black backpack was his.

Baca was reportedly convicted of a felony on Aug. 13, 2019, in San Angelo.

Baca was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has three bonds totaling $100,000 and was still in custody as of Thursday afternoon, jail records show.