Police: Parking dispute leads to knife throwing

According to the Odessa Police Department, a dispute over a parking space led to a knife being thrown and an arrest.

On June 19, a 40-year-old man called 911 around 2 p.m. and reported he was struck with what he thought was a sword and had a knife thrown at him outside The Barber Shop on North Dixie Boulevard.

According to an OPD report, when officers arrived, the man said he had parked in front of the barbershop to have keys made next door and when he came out to his vehicle, Bruce Conley, 62, confronted him.

The man said Conley went into the barbershop, grabbed what he thought was a sword and hit him in the neck with it, the report stated. He said Conley then went back inside, only to come out and start arguing with him again.

Conley then threw a knife at him and he called 911, the man told officers.

Conley told officers he struck the man with a walking cane and he threw a knife near the door where the other man was standing, the report stated.

Conley was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was released from the Ector County jail June 20 after posting a $50,000 surety bond.