Man charged with dragging ex-girlfriend

An Odessa Police Department probable cause affidavit detailed a 22-year-old man was arrested after he dragged his ex-girlfriend after she got stuck in the door of his truck.

John Anthony Arguello was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence), a second-degree felony.

Officers responded around 8:38 p.m. Oct. 12 in the 4500 block of N. Texas Avenue in reference to an unknown problem, the affidavit stated.

Upon arrival, officers were reportedly flagged down in the area of 46th Street and McKnight Drive by the victim, identified as Deseray Lopez, who stated that an argument occurred inside a black 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

Lopez stated she was sitting in the front passenger seat and her ex-boyfriend, identified as Arguello, was driving, the affidavit detailed. Lopez stated Arguello told her to get out of his truck. Lopez stated she did get out of the truck and then attempted to open the back door of his truck to get her baby out.

Lopez reportedly told officers that she got stuck in the door while Arguello drove off at high rate of speed dragging her for a short distance. Lopez stated she was screaming for Arguello to stop and he didn’t stop, so she let go of the truck before getting dragged further.

Lopez stated she had road rash on her right shoulder area, cuts on her forearm and a cut on her ankle, the affidavit stated. Officers saw Lopez to have road rash on her right shoulder area, cuts on her forearm and a cut on her ankle which was consistent with her story of getting dragged by Arguello’s truck.

Arguello was reportedly located shortly after at an apartment in the 4500 block of N. Texas Avenue and was detained in handcuffs.

Arguello was booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on Oct. 23, jail records show. He had one bond totaling $30,000 and he posted bail on Oct. 25.