Man charged with threatening police officer

A 20-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly threatened a police officer and was in possession of a fake ID while he was intoxicated outside a bar in central Odessa.

Kaleb Iness was charged with obstruction or retaliation, a third-degree felony, resisting arrest, search or transport, a class A misdemeanor, false or fictitious identification, a class B misdemeanor, and public intoxication, a class C misdemeanor.

The reported incident happened around 11 p.m. June 23 near the Red Zone which is located at 2101 E. 8th Street, an Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavit stated.

OPD Cpl. Felipe Cobos was reportedly working security at the bar while he was wearing a standard issued OPD police uniform with distinctive insignia and a badge. Cobos saw two male subjects who were suspects in a hit and run that happened on June 12. Cobos detained the subjects, who were identified as Iness and Caleb Martinez.

Iness was intoxicated on alcohol by having a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, slurred speech and red glass bloodshot eyes, the affidavit stated. Cobos had information that the subjects displayed a fake ID.

Iness and Martinez were reportedly questioned under Miranda Warning and Iness became uncooperative. Iness was intoxicated in a public place causing a disturbance with a peace officer. Cobos feared that if set free, Iness would cause a disturbance inside the establishment which would lead into a fight due to his intoxication. Iness was offered the opportunity to have his father pick him up but he became non-compliant and returned into the establishment after being told not to.

Cobos reportedly attempted to place Iness in custody of public intoxication and he resisted arrest by pulling and stiffening his arms. Iness refused to get in the patrol unit and further resisted transport and threatened the officer by stating “I will kick your ass” while causing his saliva to hit my face.

Investigation showed that Iness was a minor and presented a fictitious ID that had the date of birth of 1/20/2000 when his real date of birth is 1/20/2001, the affidavit detailed.

Iness was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He had four bonds totaling 11,812 and posted bail on June 24, jail records show.