Odessan stabbed, facing assault charge

An ex-convict was arrested on multiple felony charges Saturday after being accused of trying to shoot his former girlfriend.

According to an Odessa Police Department report, Michael Roy Guzman Jr., 38, and his former girlfriend got into an argument June 3 when he went to pick up some of his belongings from a home in the 2700 block of Redwood Drive.

The 36-year-old woman told police that at one point Guzman grabbed her by the hair and banged her head against his Ford Fiesta’s steering wheel all while trying to drive away with her hanging halfway out of the vehicle.

After she broke free and began running for her house, her 18-year-old son ran outside to see what was going on, according to the report.

The teenager told police he saw Guzman running after his mom so they began to fight and he ended up stabbing Guzman in self-defense, the report stated. Guzman then fired a round at the house, he said.

According to the report, video surveillance confirmed the teenager’s story and officers found a 9 mm shell casing in the yard.

Guzman drove himself to Medical Center Hospital and police saw a gun on the passenger side floorboard of his Ford with a flashlight taped to it, the report stated. They also found body armor and more than 22 grams of cocaine in the vehicle.

Guzman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carrying of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of body armor by a felon and parole violation. He remained in custody Monday night on surety bonds totaling $105,000.