Driver charged with aggravated assault

Police charged a man Monday who reportedly rammed his truck into another vehicle twice while chasing another man.

After being advised of a silver Chevrolet Silverado chasing a white Chevrolet Silverado around 10:34 p.m. Monday, officers saw the vehicle being followed at a high rate of speed on 42nd Street, and initiated a traffic stop on both vehicles at 42nd Street and Andrews Highway, an Odessa Police Department news release said.

The driver of the silver truck was identified as 28-year-old Martin Marquez Jr., the release stated, who reportedly chased the 23-year-old complainant and rammed his vehicle twice while traveling westbound on Maple Avenue.

Officers saw damage to the front bumper of Marquez’s vehicle, and damage to the back bumper of the white Silverado, the release detailed. No injuries were reported.

Despite Marquez’s reported claims that he ran into the vehicle because his brakes were defective, officers charged him with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.

Jail records show Marquez was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Tuesday and has two bonds totaling $100,000.