Man suspected of shooting at mother sent to jail, released

Michael Jack Edwards, the 38-year-old Odessan arrested on charges of shooting at his mother last week, was taken to the Ector County Detention Center over the weekend following his hospitalization for an undisclosed health issue and was later released Tuesday.
Edwards was discharged from Medical Center Hospital and then sent to the county jail for booking Sunday, Odessa police spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur said. But Edwards. 7624 Vista Del Sol, was released from the county jail on $65,000 bond.
Dispatchers sent police Wednesday to 1828 Cody Place, on a shots fire call and learned that Edwards reportedly went to his mother’s home where he was accused of slashing four tires to a Ford Bronco, a Ford Explorer and a Cargo trailer that were all owned by his mother, identified by a probable cause document as 59-year-old Belinda Haynie Edwards.
Police believe Edwards’ mother confronted him about the damages done to her vehicles and the shots were fired. Police estimate that the total damages amount to $4,450 and a motive behind the slashing of the tires or the shooting was not made public.
Edwards missed striking his mother and fled the scene in a Ford Mustang GT but was later caught and arrested. Edwards was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with the deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, and a charge of criminal mischief, a state jail felony.