Man charged with assaulting OPD officers

A man was arrested on multiple felony charges early Monday, after he resisted arrest and assaulted officers, according to Odessa police.

An OPD release stated Omar Orlando Gonzalez, 35, was arrested and charged after fighting with officers attempting to handcuff him, taking an officer’s taser and leaving two with bodily injuries, during an incident shortly after 1 a.m. outside Delux Inn motel on South Grant Avenue.

The release states officers arrived on the scene and were pointed to Gonzalez, after complaints were made about a disturbance in the area parking lot. The release accuses Gonzalez of having dilated pupil and being intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol when officers made contact.

When officers tried to handcuff Gonzalez, he supposedly resisted, pushed officers away and ran, the release stated. When officers caught up to him, he supposedly continued to fight, and grabbed an officer’s taser, kicking one officer several times, and a second officer in the groin, before being taken into custody, the release detailed.

Cpl. Frank Robles was left with bodily injury, while Cpl. Coty Watts sustained a fractured finger on his right hand, according to an affidavit of probable caused released by OPD upon request Tuesday.

Gonzalez was charged with two counts of assault on a public servant with bodily injury, third-degree felonies, taking a weapon from a peace officer, a third-degree felony, evading arrest with prior convictions, a state jail felony, misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor public intoxication.