Odessa Man Charged With False Identification as a Peace Officer

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

An Odessa man was arrested and charged with false identification as a peace officer.

This charge is different than impersonating a peace officer because peace officer authority was not used.

The arrest affidavit states 29-year-old Lonnie Morales Ortiz was caught with items in his trunk used by law enforcement officials including a brass police badge and a black ballistic vest carrier with agent on the front and back.

Ortiz was released on Thursday from the Ector County Detention Center on a $1,000 bond.