Five things you need to know today, Jan. 15

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at
1. Three deputies involved in a shooting in north Odessa on Monday night were all listed in fair condition and later released from the hospital, but the sheriff’s office is still looking for a third possible suspect who may be still at large. 

2. A 20-year-old man attempted to run over two police officers in a truck, evade arrest and struck a parked vehicle early Sunday morning, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.

3. The Odessa Police Department is searching for two 19-year-old men who are wanted in connection to theft investigations that happened in November and December.

4. The inaugural MLK Showcase will take place from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Permian Fieldhouse. Admission for adults is $5, children are $3, while five and under get in for free.

5. IN SPORTS: For the first time in 2019, the Odessa College Wranglers men’s basketball team was in control almost from the start, cruising to a 90-58 victory over Western Texas College in WJCAC action at the OC Sports Center.