Midland fugitive charged with burglary, assaulting ex-girlfriend

The Odessa Police Department charged a man Monday after he reportedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her residence, an OPD press release said.

Officers first responded to the assault around 6:30 a.m. Monday at Arbor Oaks Apartments, 1000 East Monahans Street, the release detailed.

While responding, officers noticed a man, 26-year-old Marcus Angel Armendariz, near Jeter and Barrett avenues who matched the description of the suspect, the release stated. Upon making contact, Armendariz initially gave officers a fake name before eventually identifying himself.

Officers then made contact with the victim, Armendariz’s 25-year-old ex-girlfriend, who told officers Armendariz had entered her residence and assaulted her, the release said. The woman was injured on her right eye, neck and both arms, officers observed. OPD Spokesman Steve LeSueur said Armendariz was the victim’s ex-boyfriend, and he had forced the door open to her apartment and began punching her in the face and kicking her repeatedly after she fell to the ground.

Armendariz was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, a first-degree felony and false identification as a fugitive from justice, a class A misdemeanor. He was also charged for several outstanding warrants from Midland, the release detailed, including aggravated robbery, a second-degree felony, assault causing bodily injury, a class A misdemeanor, and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Jail records show Armendariz was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Monday on four bonds totaling $63,500.