Woman Arrested on Charges of Retaliation, Assault

Woman Arrested on Charges of Retaliation, Assault

Odessa Police Department Press Release

Odessa Police arrested 28-year-old Angelia Morales on 9-1-14 at approximately 1703 hours for Retaliation "3rd Degree Felony", Assault Causing Bodily Injury "Class A Misdemeanor", and public intoxication warrant.

Officers responded to the 900 block of Rebecca in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers observed Morales punch a female subject in the face and neck area.

Multiple witnesses confirmed that they observed Morales assaulting the same female subject, who was later identified as the mother in law of Morales.

The victim sustained minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.

Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation,

Morales was placed into custody for Assault Causing Bodily Injury (Family Violence).

While a female officer was transporting Morales to the jail, Morales stated "You better watch out" and "You're on my book now." Morales continued to threaten the officer on two different occasions.

Morales was additionally charged with Retaliation, a Third Degree Felony.