Man Runs From Police During Traffic Stop

Man Runs From Police During Traffic Stop

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – One man tried to get away from police during a traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they observed a tan Cadillac traveling northbound in the 800 block of Crane with an expired registration sticker.

A traffic stop was made and the front passenger, identified as 19-year-old Alejandro Leon, got out of the vehicle and began to run northbound on Dixie.

Officers later caught Leon in the 300 block of Bruck Avenue.

An investigation revealed that Leon had originally gave officers a false name because he had several warrants out for his arrest.

A warrant check found that Leon had nine outstanding warrants, including a felony narcotic warrant.

Leon is facing charges of possession of cocaine, evading arrest or detention, false identification-fugitive from justice and for eight outstanding misdemeanor warrants.