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Recent Felony Arrests by the Odessa Police Department – Dec. 15, 2014

34-year-old Johnny Francisco Lara 34-year-old Johnny Francisco Lara

34-year-old Johnny Francisco Lara

Odessa Police arrested Lara on 12-12-14 at approximately 1130 hours for Burglary of a Habitation, a Second degree felony. Back on 11-21-14 at approximately 0520 hours, officers responded to 1000 East Monahans in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 30-year-old female, who reported that her ex-boyfriend broke into her house by breaking a back bedroom window.

Investigation revealed that the victim's ex-boyfriend, identified as Lara, punched her several times on the left side of her face, causing bodily injury. Lara then dragged his ex-girlfriend by her hair into the living room where he continued to kick and punch her. Investigators observed damage to the back bedroom window and visible injuries to the victim.

The victim reported that Lara lived at separate residence and that he had not lived there for several months. The victim further advised he did not have permission to be there. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, a felony burglary warrant was obtained for Lara.

24-year-old Shawn Drake

Odessa Police arrested Drake on 12-14-14 at approximately 1428 hours for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration. While conducting radar, officers observed a gray Mercedes traveling 13 miles over the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was conducted near 52nd and Conley and the driver was identified as Drake.

Investigation revealed Drake was a registered sex offender out of Denton County. Further investigation revealed Drake had been living in Odessa for approximately the last three months and never registered. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Drake was charged and arrested accordingly.

18-year-old Kyle Ray Runyan

Odessa Police arrested Runyan on 12-12-14 at approximately 1445 hours for Theft, a State Jail Felony. Officers located Runyan in the 5000 block of Keeler. Back on 9-30-14 at approximately 1200 hours, a Seven Eleven manager reported several thefts that had occurred at 651 West 42nd Street.

The manager further advised the thefts occurred on 9-17-14, 9-19-14, and 9-20-14. The manager advised that one of the employees, identified as Runyan, had been observed stealing lottery tickets on surveillance video. The manager advised Runyan was taking them without paying for them, scratching them, then cashing them and taking taking the payout.

The manager provided documentation that Runyan had stolen approximately $2077 worth of U.S. currency and lottery tickets. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, a felony theft warrant was obtained for Runyan, who was eventually charged and arrested accordingly.

60-year-old David Laijas

Odessa Police arrested Laijas on 12-12-14 at approximately 1311 hours for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More, a 3rd Degree Felony. While officers were conducting radar in the 600 block of West 42nd Street, they observed a red PT Cruiser traveling at a high rate of speed.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Laijas. While making contact with Laijas, officers could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Laijas was placed into custody for driving while intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests.

Investigation revealed Laijas had multiple prior convictions for driving while intoxicated out of Midland County. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Laijas was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

23-year-old Gabriella Bueno

Odessa Police arrested Bueno on 12-12-14 at approximately 2034 hours for Theft “Class B Misdemeanor” and for three counts of Endangering a Child “State Jail Felony”. Officers responded to 3801 East 42nd Street (HEB) in reference to a shoplifter. Upon arrival, officers made contact with HEB personnel, who advised they observed a female subject with a cart full of groceries walk out the store without making any attempt to pay for the items.

Officers made contact with the female subject, identified as Bueno. All of the groceries, valued at approximately $146, were returned to the store. HEB personnel further advised Bueno had left her three kids inside a blue 2010 Dodge Journey unattended. The listed vehicle still had the keys inside the ignition with the vehicle running, with all three children still inside.

Officers made contact with the three children, identified as a 7-year-old male, 2-year-old male, and a 1-year-old male. CPS was notified about the children, who were released to a family member. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Bueno was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

22-year-old Erica Fielder

Odessa Police arrested Fielder on 12-14-14 at approximately 0312 hours for Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Family Violence), a 2nd Degree Felony. Officers responded to 4000 Tanglewood in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a female subject, identified as Fielder.

Investigation revealed that after Fielder got into an argument with her 24-year-old boyfriend, she grabbed a corkscrew from a kitchen drawer and struck him in the nose, causing a laceration. Fielder admitted to swinging the corkscrew with the blade-like instrument sticking out. Fielder was charged and arrested accordingly.

47-year-old Bret Pilkerton

Odessa Police arrested Pilkerton on 12-12-14 at approximately 2202 hours for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute “1st Degree Felony” and Possession of Marijuana “Class B Misdemeanor”. Officers responded to 2712 East 8th Street (Seven Eleven) in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival, officers observed a white male arguing with a white female inside of a GMC truck. Officers made contact with the male subject, identified as Pilkerton. While making contact with Pilkerton, a bag containing a crystal like substance fell out of his front left pocket, which appeared to be methamphetamine.

Officers searched the listed vehicle and discovered another bag of a crystal like substance, along with several empty bags consistent with packaging narcotic sales. Officers also located a bag of marijuana. Behind the driver's seat, officers located another bag of a crystal like substance.

Officers later located a brief case containing another bag of methamphetamine, which was separated into several individual bags consistent with narcotic sales. Officers located another bag of marijuana inside the center console. The crystal like substance, which weighed over 50 grams, tested positive for methamphetamine.

Pilkerton advised officers that the truck belonged to him and a registration check confirmed that the truck belonged to him. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Pilkerton was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the ECLEC.

22-year-old Armando Almendarez

Odessa Police arrested Almendarez on 12-14-14 at approximately 1213 hours for Injury to a Child “State Jail Felony”, Assault Causing Bodily Injury (Family Violence) “Class A Misdemeanor”, and Assault By Contact (Family Violence) “Class C Misdemeanor. Officers responded to 6501 Eastridge Road (an apartment) in reference to a disturbance involving several family members.

Upon arrival, officers observed a broken bedroom door to the rear of the apartment. Witnesses reported that Almendarez forced his way into the residence and broke the bedroom door down, causing bodily injury to a 7-year-old male and 58-year-old male. Witnesses further advised that Almendarez had pushed his wife down, causing her to fall to the ground. Almendarez was charged and arrested accordingly.

34-year-old Jack Hull-Freeman

Odessa Police arrested Hull-Freeman on 12-12-14 at approximately 1207 hours for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, a 3rd Degree Felony. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Lyndale in reference to a wanted felon. Upon arrival, officers observed a male subject matching the suspect's description. The subject was identified as Hull-Freeman.

Dispatch advised Hull-Freeman had a felony warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Hull-Freeman was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

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