Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Woman

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - He tried to run but Odessa police caught up to 32-year-old Juvel Fernandez.

He's accused of sexually assaulting a woman outside her home on Tuesday night.

Police say the 19-year-old woman was standing outside her house with a friend, when the man approached her.

According to the arrest affidavit, he started harassing her, and when the woman told him to leave her alone, Fernandez allegedly started to grope her and touched her genitals.

Then he ran off.

He was arrested a short time later at a parking lot on Second Street and Dixie.

Fernandez is being held at the Ector County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.