Man Bites Officer's Finger in Odessa

Man Bites Officer's Finger in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – One man is facing several charges following an incident.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9 officers saw a black 2007 Cadillac Escalade run a stop sign in the 500 block of South Grant and they conducted a traffic stop.

According to the report, officers stated that the driver, 42-year-old Lauro Villalobos, was extremely nervous and his speech was obstructed as if he had something in his mouth.

Officers searched Villalobos where they found Cyclobenzaprine Hydro chloride in his shirt pocket.

That's when officers saw Villalobos trying to swallow something and they saw a folded dollar bill, known to be a common way to conceal and carry cocaine.

The officers asked Villalobos to spit it out but refused and pulled away from the officers.

While officers were attempting to remove the dollar bill from inside his mouth, Villalobos bit an officer's index finger causing it to bleed and fled on foot.

Villalobos was later caught by officers and he spit out the dollar bill containing a white powdery substance, which later tested positive for cocaine.

Villalobos is facing numerous charges including assault on a public servant, tampering with physical evidence, possession of cocaine, evading arrest, resisting search and possession of a dangerous drug.