Man Caught Driving Stolen Jaguar in Odessa

Man Caught Driving Stolen Jaguar in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – One man was caught driving a stolen Jaguar in Odessa early Tuesday morning.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, officers saw a gray Jaguar traveling in the area of 42nd Street and Andrews Highway with an expired registration.

After a computer check, it was determined that the Jaguar had been reported stolen.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Michael Anthony Melendez, 25 and dispatch reported to the officers that the vehicle was stolen.

According to the report, the vehicle was stolen out of a 7-11 parking lot on East 8th Street two weeks ago.

Melendez was later arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The Jaguar was later returned to the registered owner.