Odessa Man Arrested on Assault Charges After Punching His Sister

Odessa Man Arrested on Assault Charges After Punching His Sister

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – An Odessa man is facing assault charges after a weekend incident in Odessa.

Odessa Police were called out to the 1100 block of Harris Street in reference to a disturbance.

As officers were responding, they were advised that 22-year-old Travis Clifford Smith had knocked out his sister.

When officers arrived, they found the sister with a busted lip and was crying.

An investigation revealed that Smith and his sister got into an argument over music, then grabbed her neck and began to choke her by pushing her up against a wall.

The victim told police that during the fight she started to black out and couldn't breathe. Smith then punched his sister causing her to lose a tooth and sustain a bloody lip.

Smith is behind bars on charges of assault by strangulation.