Husband facing second assault charge

An Odessa man is behind bars again facing a second charge of assault family violence after Odessa police arrested him over the weekend for reportedly assaulting his wife.

Officers were called about a domestic disturbance around 1:06 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of S. Grant Ave., an Odessa Police Department news release stated.

The 32-year-old victim told officers her husband, 42-year-old Cody Pilgrim, bent her thumb back after an argument, and later tried to grab the car key from her, causing injury to her upper left arm.

Pilgrim was charged with assault family violence with a prior conviction, a third-degree felony. Court records show Pilgrim was previously convicted of assault family violence, a class A misdemeanor, in 2016.

Jail records show Pilgrim was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has a $15,000 bond.