Man charged with assaulting man outside grocery store

The Odessa Police Department charged a man Friday after he reportedly punched a 67-year-old man outside Lowe’s Marketplace, 1600 N. Grant Ave., an OPD press release said.

Police responded to the scene around 5:57 p.m. Friday, the release detailed.

Upon arrival, police reported finding the complainant with a large open wound on his forehead deep enough to see his skull, the affidavit stated. He was taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury, the release stated.

Witnesses told police the complainant had been struck by 65-year-old Dunk McDavid, the release detailed, and surveillance video showed McDavid punching the victim, causing him to fall down face first and lay motionless. McDavid reportedly told police the victim had touched him inappropriately near his genitals and he was trying to defend himself, the affidavit detailed, but surveillance footage showed no evidence of the victim trying to touch McDavid.

McDavid was charged with injury to the elderly, a third-degree felony, the release said.

Jail records show McDavid was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday on a $25,000 bond.