A man suspected of a hit and run was charged by police after he reportedly assaulted an Odessa police officer.
Officers were initially called Friday about a blue Jeep that collided into a black trailer while traveling west on Clearmont Avenue, an Odessa Police Department press release said, which caused the trailer to collide into a tan Lincoln and a black Ford F-250.
The driver, 36-year-old Bradley Dean Bourke, left the scene of the accident without meeting necessary legal requirements, the release stated, and was later found by officers in the 3400 block of Clearmont Avenue.
While attempting to interview Bourke, the release said he became very belligerent and made aggressive motions toward the officer. Bourke jerked out of the officer’s grasp when the officer attempted to detain him.
Bourke then reportedly struck the officer in the chest with his right shoulder, the release stated, and both men fell to the ground and began wrestling each other, before a second officer arrived and assisted in placing Bourke into custody.
OPD charged Bourke with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor.
Court records show Bourke was also recently indicted on a charge of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony.
Bourke is being held in the Ector County Detention Center, jail records show, and has two bonds totaling $16,500, as well as a detainer from the U.S. Marshals Service.