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Odessa Man Assaults Elderly Person

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - One man is facing numerous charges after a disturbance last Friday.

Odessa Police were called out to the 1300 block of East 44th Street in reference to a disturbance.

When officers arrived, they saw a Hispanic man driving an elderly man's head into the curb.

The officers then told the Hispanic man to stop hitting the elderly man and that's when the Hispanic man, later identified as 29-year-old Jose Morales, began running from the officers.

He was later caught but resisted arrest by pulling his arms away from officers while being placed in handcuffs.

Once Morales was placed in the back of a police vehicle, he began kicking an officer in the stomach.

The elderly man that was assaulted was taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury.

Morales is facing charges of injury to an elderly person, assault on a public servant, evading arrest or detention, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

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