• November 26, 2020

Man charged with punching, choking wife - Odessa American: Felony Arrests

e-Edition Subscribe

Man charged with punching, choking wife

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:30 pm

An Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed that a 32-year-old man punched his wife in the face while choking her with his knee.

Seth Lee Bailey was charged with assault by strangulation (family violence), a third-degree felony.

The reported assault happened around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of N. Century Ave., an OPD affidavit detailed.

The victim, identified as Raeha Bailey, reportedly told officers she was assaulted by her lawful husband after an argument. Raeha Bailey stated that her husband threw her to the ground during the argument and placed his knee on her neck, which caused her to lose the ability to breathe for an undetermined period of time, and he continued to strike her in the facial area.

Raeha Bailey stated she was able to get away and ran out the door to an unknown residence to contact the police, the affidavit stated.

Officers reportedly saw Raeha Bailey with injuries to the left side above her eye, which was consistent with being struck in the face. Officers also saw redness around her neck area.

Seth Bailey was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He was booked into jail on Wednesday, his bond hasn’t been set and he was still in custody as of Thursday morning, jail records show.

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Humidity: 22%
Winds: SSE at 1mph
Feels Like: 56°

Your Extended Forecast


High 77°/Low 41°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.


High 55°/Low 39°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s.


High 53°/Low 31°
Clouds giving way to sun . Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.
Online Features

Pet Central


Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>



Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>



Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>



Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>

  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.