Odessa man arrested after Midland County standoff

Odessa man arrested after Midland County standoff
Jim Tavarez (Source: Midland County Sheriff's Office)
Jim Tavarez (Source: Midland County Sheriff's Office)

MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) - An Odessa man is behind bars after a standoff with Midland deputies.

On Tuesday, authorities got a call about a man chasing a woman and firing shots near County Road 1314 and West County Road 124.

When officers arrived, they were told the suspect, Jim Tavarez, 32, had a 9 millimeter on him.

They saw him run into a mobile home and that's where the standoff began.

SWAT was called out to the scene and Tavarez was eventually taken into custody.

He's charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault.

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