Man charged with attempting to run over 2 police officers

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.
Dante Peters was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant with a deadly weapon, each a first-degree felony, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, a third-degree felony, reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor, and leaving the scene of an accident, a class B misdemeanor.
The aggravated assault on a public servant incident happened at 2:08 a.m. Sunday as two OPD officers were working their secondary job at Red Zone located at 2101 Eighth St., the affidavit detailed.
The officers saw a black 2018 Chevrolet Silverado spinning tires and swerving through a parking lot which was full of people that were exiting the three night clubs and returning to their vehicles, the affidavit stated.
The officers were wearing full OPD uniforms, approached the Silverado and asked the driver to place the truck in park, the affidavit stated. Peters reportedly saw the officers and he placed the truck in reverse and accelerated away from the officers in an attempt to evade arrest.
Gerardo Peters Jr., the front passenger, was yelling at Dante Peters to stop the truck, the affidavit detailed. Peters intentionally rammed into another truck, Chevrolet 2500, as he was attempting to evade police.
After Peters struck the other truck, he put the vehicle into drive and drove at a high rate of speed toward the two officers, the affidavit detailed. The officers dodged to avoid being hit by the truck.
Peters continued to evade offices that were using a marked OPD patrol unit with all emergency lights and siren activated, the affidavit detailed. Peters reportedly continued to drive in a dangerous manner by swerving around vehicles and people in the parking lot.
Peters eventually was blocked in by vehicle traffic in the parking lot, had no other place to evade and was taken into custody by officers, the affidavit stated.
Gerardo Peters Jr. was charged with public intoxication, a class C misdemeanor.
Dante Peters was charged, arrested and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has five bonds totaling $173,000 and was still in custody as of Monday afternoon, jail records show.