OPD arrests man accused of family violence

Odessa police reported arresting a 22-year-old Odessa man Monday on a felony family violence charge and four misdemeanor counts on accusations that he choked his mother and resisted officers who arrested him.

Police reported being called at about 3:20 a.m. Monday to a home in the 1300 block of Lindberg Street, where police could hear fighting inside, including a woman yelling at “an ‘Alex’ to get off of her.” Police reported forcing their way into the home, where they saw a man later identified as Alex Reyna running to the back.

Officers reported he aggressively charged an officer before he was detained. Police reported he had choked his 45-year-old mother during a fight and then pinned the woman and a younger brother to the couch to prevent them from opening the door for officers. Police said Reyna had also violated a protective order taken out against him by his mother.

Reyna was listed as being held Thursday at the Ector County Detention Center on a total $30,000 bond. He faces charges of felony assault by strangulation (family violence) and misdemeanor counts of violating a protective order, evading arrest, resisting arrest and misdemeanor assault.