Two Arrested Following Odessa Chase

Two Arrested Following Odessa Chase

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Two men are behind bars following a chase in Odessa on Friday evening.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they were called out to the 1600 block of North County Road West in reference to an aggravated robbery that had just happened.

Dispatch reported to the officers that the complainant was following the suspects and that the suspects were two black males inside of a white Lexus.

Officers caught up with the 1996 white Lexus at the intersection of 3rd Street and Golder and activated their emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop.

That's when the Lexus took off at a high rate of speed and began evading officers.

During the chase, the vehicle was driving recklessly and nearly hit other vehicles. Police say while the chase was ongoing, they saw a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substances being thrown out the driver side window.

A short time later, the Lexus hit the back of a white Ford F-150 near 2nd Street and Lee, however, the vehicle finally stopped in the 100 block of East 2nd Street.

A traffic stop was conducted and the men were identified as Cedric Tywon Vester, 19, and Patrick Wayne Tindol, 21.

According to the report, Vester was found to be in possession of several Xanax pills to which he didn't have a prescription for.

Further investigation revealed that Vester and Tindol drove to the 1600 block of North County Road West to meet with a drug dealer and that Tindol took a bag of marijuana from the drug dealer without paying for it.

Police say Tindol later admitted to throwing the bag of marijuana out the window.

The driver of the white F-150 that the Lexus drove into suffered no injuries as a result of the accident.

Tindol has been charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

Vester has been charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of an accident.

Both men were taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.