• August 23, 2019

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Man charged with assaulting girlfriend multiple times over 2-week span

Within the span of about two weeks, a 43-year-old man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend multiple times.

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Man, boyfriend charged with breaking into sister’s house

A 27-year-old man and his 24-year-old boyfriend were arrested after they reportedly broke into his sister’s house and assaulted his brother-in-law.

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Man charged with attempting to make explosive that could "take down a house”

A 45-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly attempted to make an explosive that could “take down a house,” while mentioning 9/11 terror attacks and how this explosive would bring people closer to Jesus.

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Woman charged with assaulting man with tire iron

A 32-year-old woman was arrested Aug. 12 after she reportedly hit a man in the face with a tire iron.

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Man wanted in 2017 fatal shooting arrested near Houston, transported back to Ector County

An Ector County Sheriff’s Office official said over the phone on Wednesday afternoon a 22-year-old man that was arrested in connection to a 2017 fatal shooting arrived at the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on Tuesday.

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Police looking for credit card theft at Napa Auto Parts

The Odessa Police Department is searching for three men who reportedly used a fraudulent credit card to purchase $2,900 worth of merchandise at an auto parts store.

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Driver accused in twin deaths indicted

A 36-year-old Midland woman was indicted by an Ector County Grand Jury in connection to the deaths of 6-year-old Odessa twins Mya and Mia Coy.

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Man charged with federal offense of bank robbery

A 55-year-old man has been charged with a federal offense after he reportedly robbed a bank in northeast Odessa.

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