OPD captures New Mexico fugitive

A New Mexico fugitive wanted for embezzlement and theft was located and arrested Tuesday by Odessa police.

Officers noticed a man matching the description of a wanted man with two felony warrants around 3 p.m. Tuesday at Days Inn, 520 S. JBS Parkway, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.

The release detailed the fugitive, 27-year-old Michael Piedra, had a felony embezzlement warrant out of Lea County, New Mexico and a felony theft warrant out of Odessa.

Piedra reportedly stole around $2,866 in July 2016 while working as a store manager at 7-Eleven, 721 N. County Road West, the release detailed.

OPD charged Piedra with embezzlement, a second-degree felony, and theft of property, a state jail felony.

Jail records show Piedra was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Wednesday and has two bonds totaling $57,500.