Man arrested following weekend standoff in Odessa

Man arrested following weekend standoff in Odessa

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man is behind bars following a weekend standoff in Odessa.

Odessa police say they were called out to Corona Circle in reference to an aggravated assault late Saturday night.

According to the report, an investigation revealed Pete Casillas, 44, came come intoxicated and pushed his wife before yelling and arguing with her.

Police said that's when Casillas later punched his wife in the face, pointed a gun at her and told her he was going to kill her.

The Odessa Police SWAT team and Crisis Negotiation Team were called out to the scene.

A few hours later, police said Casillas surrendered and was taken into custody.

Casillas has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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