Odessa Man Assaults Officer While in Handcuffs

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man, arrested for being drunk in public, is more hot water for hitting a cop with his handcuffs.

We're told 24-year-old Billy Hicks was riding his bike on JBS Parkway Monday night when an officer saw him crash.

He went over to help hicks and noticed he was drunk.

On the way to jail, police say Hicks hit the officer in the chin with his handcuffs then tried to run away when he was being led inside the jail.