Man charged with threatening officer

A man was charged with threatening an Odessa police officer last week after being arrested for public intoxication.

Officers were called about a threat around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Ector County Detention Center, according to an Odessa Police Department news release.

Multiple witnesses told police the suspect, Fernando Gutierrez Jr., had told the officer “I will catch you on the streets and we will see what happens. It’s not a threat, it’s a promise. I also have friends and will be out in the morning and you will see what you get,” the release said.

Gutierrez was charged with obstruction or retaliation, a third-degree felony.

Jail records show Gutierrez is still in the Ector County Detention Center and has a $50,000 bond.