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Man Tries to Stab Family Member With a Knife

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – One man is behind bars on several charges following a domestic disturbance call on Saturday afternoon.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they responded to the 400 block of Graham around 2 p.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with a 38-year-old male and a 15-year-old male.

The 15-year-old told police that his uncle, later identified as Juan Gandara, 32, tried to stab him with a knife.

The 38-year-old also told police that Gandara tried to assault him with a gold club.

Gandara fled the scene before officers arrived but he was later located in the area of 5th and Golder.

Officials say Gandara was intoxicated and extremely aggressive towards officers.

Gandara was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault (family violence) and public intoxication.

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