Woman Fires BB Gun at Ector County Sheriff’s Deputy

Woman Fires BB Gun at Ector County Sheriff’s Deputy

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY – One woman is behind bars on aggravated assault charges after she fired a BB gun at a sheriff's deputy.

It all started when deputies were called out to the 1400 block of Avenue G in reference to a burglary of a habitation call.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned from family members that the actual home owners were out of town and they found a 2007 Saturn SUV in the driveway with a flat tire. Officials say that vehicle didn't belong to the homeowners.

Deputies also learned that the keys to a black 2005 F-150 were missing from the home along with that vehicle.

The following day, the Sheriff's Office received a call about a stolen vehicle in the 6700 block of Kermit Avenue at the home of 27-year-old Yasmin Ivett Olivas.

When deputies arrived at Olivas' house, they were unable to get Olivas to answer the door and Olivas snuck out the back door of the home and confronted the people deputies were talking to.

According to the report, Olivas then started walking towards the F-150 and began loading items into the truck and got into the cab of the truck. Officials say Olivas did not comply with the deputy's verbal commands and the officer removed the keys from the vehicle.

At that time, Olivas reached into the center console and turned to the officer with a handgun pointed at him.

The report states that the deputy felt a round graze him in the upper left arm and placed the handgun back inside the vehicle.

The deputy then got into a struggle with Olivas to get her comply and that's when she kicked him in the stomach. The deputy was then able to get Olivas on the ground to put her in handcuffs.

The report stated after a search of the F-150 the weapon found in the vehicle was a black Colt Commander .177 BB gun.

Olivas has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer. Other charges including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary are still under investigation.

The deputy only suffered a whelp from where the pellet gun hit him in the upper arm.

Olivas is behind bars on a $10,000 bond.