John Mercedes Morales DOB 4-14-93
On Sunday, August 3, 2014, Odessa Police responded to 1350 South County Road West (Stripes) to assist the Ector County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a possible hostage situation. Upon arrival, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office had a suspect detained, who was identified as Morales.
Investigation revealed that Morales had robbed two individuals at gunpoint in the 300 block of Elliot. Both victims reported that Morales pointed a gun at them and demanded all of their money. Morales demanded more money from the second victim and forced them to drive him to get more money, while holding the victim at gunpoint.
Morales was arrested for two counts of Aggravated Robbery, a First Degree Felony, and was transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. There were no reports of any injuries.
Keith Dandre Muldrew DOB 6-30-93 & Kerry Anthony Muldrew DOB 10-17-63
Odessa Police arrested Keith Muldrew and Kerry Muldrew on Sunday, August 3, 2014, for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a Second Degree Felony. On Sunday evening, officers responded to the 4100 block of East 42nd Street in reference to a disturbance. Dispatch advised subjects were assaulting a tow truck driver with a crow bar.
Investigation revealed ARS (Tow Truck Service) had towed a tan 2000 Chevrolet Suburban from Andalucia Villas (5075 East 52nd Street) because it had been parked in a fire lane. While the tow truck driver was towing the Suburban westbound in the 4100 block of East 42nd Street, he was suddenly cut off by a white 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, forcing him to stop his tow truck.
Two black males exited the Silverado and one of them struck the driver’s window of the tow truck with a cross wrench, causing the window to partially open up. The second suspect stuck his hand thru the window and struck the tow truck driver in the jaw with a closed fist and additionally grabbed his head. The victim was in fear for his life and released the Suburban back to the suspects, who immediately fled the scene.
The suspects and their vehicle were located within ten minutes of the incident occurring at Andalucia Villas, near the same location the Suburban was originally towed from. The victim was able to positively identify both suspects as the same two responsible for assaulting him. Both suspects, identified as Keith and Kerry Muldrew, were charged and arrested accordingly.
Araceli Herrera Morales DOB 5-8-70
Odessa Police arrested Morales on Sunday, August 3, 2014, for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Family Violence, a First Degree Felony. On Sunday afternoon, officers responded to the 800 block of West 19th Street in reference to a disturbance. Investigation revealed that while Morales was under the influence of prescription drugs, she became very combative and hit her son on his left forearm with a pan. Morales then picked up a knife and pointed it at her son while demanding money. In addition to the assault, Morales was also arrested for four outstanding warrants.
James Edward Ybarra DOB 3-8-75
Odessa Police arrested Ybarra on Sunday, August 3, 2014, for Tampering with Physical Evidence (3rd Degree Felony), False Identification – Fugitive From Justice (Class A Misdemeanor), and for two outstanding warrants. Early Sunday morning, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of South Lee on a white Dodge Charger. The driver identified himself as Rocky Ybarra, date of birth 04/11/1981, had blood on his hands. Investigation revealed the driver had attempted to conceal a shattered meth pipe underneath the driver’s seat. Further investigation revealed that the driver lied about his name because of warrants. Ybarra was charged and arrested accordingly.