Police: Brothers found with guns, drugs

Two Midland brothers were arrested late Tuesday night after police said they walked into Whataburger on East 42nd Street wearing masks and displaying a gun.

According to an Odessa Police Department report, officers received the call about the men in masks shortly before 11 p.m. and when they arrived they found Nathaniel Nava, 20, and Cruze Nava, 18, still wearing the facemasks and detained them.

The officers also found a stolen 9 mm handgun with hollow point rounds in a trash can inside the restaurant, the report stated. Video surveillance showed the older Nava discarding the gun and he told the officers he tossed it because he saw the officers arrive.

The video surveillance also showed the Navas arriving in a Toyota Tacoma and one of the officers saw an assault rifle in the backseat of the Toyota, the report stated.

After obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, officers found two bottles of oxycodone hydrochloride, weighing a total of 28.4 grams, and two dollar bills with a powder-like substance in them, the report stated.

The older Nava was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, theft of a firearm and unlawfully carrying a weapon. He remained in the Ector County jail Thursday night on surety bonds totaling $75,000.

Cruze Nava was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. He’s being held on a $50,000 surety bond.