Suspect charged with threatening OPD officer

Police charged a man after he reportedly assaulted his mother and threatened to kill an Odessa police officer.

Officers were called about an assault victim around 5:54 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of North Adams Avenue, an Odessa Police Department news release said.

A 44-year-old woman told officers upon arrival her son, 23-year-old Oscar Romero, had assaulted her, the release stated.

Romero flipped off an officer who made contact with him before running into an alley, the release detailed, and was later found at Crockett Middle School.

Upon finding Romero, he began running toward the back of the school and attempted to climb over a chain-link fence, the release said, but was caught and taken into custody.

While being transported, Romero reportedly threatened to kill one of the officers by saying “I’m going to shoot him in the head … Then I’m just going to walk away … I can’t wait to get a gun.”

Romero was charged with two counts of retaliation, a third-degree felony, two counts of evading arrest and assault causing bodily injury, class A misdemeanors.

Jail records show Romero was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Thursday and has five bonds totaling $45,000.