Odessa Man Arrested for Punching Children in Face

Odessa Man Arrested for Punching Children in Face

An Odessa man was arrested after reportedly assaulting his two daughters.

Police were called out to the 700 block of Courtland Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance.

That's where they spoke with the two daughters, ages 11 and 12.

The daughters told  told police their father, Eddie Thetford, 35, had punched them in the face, cocked and pointed a handgun at them and thrown a knife at the older girl, almost hitting her.

The 11 year old sustained injuries on her face while injuries were discovered on the 12 year old's forearms. 

Police found Thetford in the 400 block of Blackstone Avenue. 

He was arrested and charged with injury to a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Child Protective Services was also notified and responded to the scene.