19-Year-Old Admits to Breaking into Odessa Woman’s House

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Tense moments for an Odessa woman, who woke up with a stranger fondling her in bed.

Then a strange twist, he eludes officers and later turns himself in.

Police believe 19-year-old Joe Anthony Madrid was the person who broke into the home.

Police say he broke into the woman's house just before 10 Friday morning.

She was asleep in her bed, when she told officers she woke up to a man touching her.

Police searched the area, but didn't find him.

They tell NewsWest 9, Madrid walked into the police station just after 1:00p.m. Friday afternoon, asking to see a detective.

We're told he admitted to the crime.

The woman identified him after looking at a photo lineup.

Madrid is charged with burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony.

He's currently at the Ector County Detention Center.