Man charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend, burglary

The Odessa Police Department charged a man Saturday after he reportedly kicked in the locked door to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and began assaulting her while he was holding their 8-month-old daughter.

Police responded to the incident around 12:49 a.m. Saturday at Woodcrest Apartments, 2550 West Eighth St.,in reference to a burglary in progress, an OPD press release said.

Upon arrival, officers could hear screaming from the apartment and a 21-year-old woman opened the door and frantically told police “he’s assaulting me and he’s going to take my daughter,” the probable cause affidavit stated.

Police went inside the apartment and found 24-year-old Fernando Flores holding the baby, which he then put down after being told to by officers.

Flores reportedly was not allowed in the apartment and had kicked open the locked door to gain entry, the release stated. He then grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the hair and threw her into the kitchen.

As the victim was calling 911, Flores kicked the phone out of her hand and began assaulting her while holding their baby, the report said.

Officers noticed bodily injury on the victim’s wrist, which was consistent with her story of being thrown into the kitchen, the release stated.

Flores was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, a first-degree felony, assault causing bodily injury and interfering with an emergency call, class A misdemeanors.

Jail records show Flores was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Saturday and has three bonds totaling $54,000.