ODESSA – One man is behind bars on charges of evading on foot.
Odessa Police were called out to Dixie and Clements in reference to a disturbance and dispatch advised that 30-year-old Joe Ortiz was involved.
When officers arrived on the scene, they were told that Ortiz drove off in a silver Jeep Wranger westbound on Clements.
Officers later spotted a Jeep Wrangler traveling southbound on South County Road West and a traffic stop was conducted.
Ortiz then got out of the vehicle and began running through the woods of Comanche Trail Park where he was later caught.
A further investigation revealed that Ortiz was wanted out of Austin for a felony probation violation warrant. He also had a prior conviction for evading arrest or detention.
Ortiz has been charged with evading on foot with prior convictions and for a felony probation violation warrant.