Police: Woman stabbed multiple times by ex-boyfriend

Police: Woman stabbed multiple times by ex-boyfriend

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - A search is underway for a man after police said he stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times.

Odessa Police said the stabbing happened just after 1:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

According the report, Jasmine Muniz, 33, was traveling south on Andrews Highway in her mother's car when she was approached by her ex-boyfriend, Juan Guerrero-Rey.

Police said Guerrero-Rey got into the vehicle while the vehicle was stopped at a traffic light.

Police said, the ex-boyfriend traveled with Muniz a little over a mile to the 5300 block of Ector Ave. This is where Guerrero-Rey stabbed Muniz multiple times in the face but Odessa Police say Guerrero-Rey attacked her even more after the stabbing.

Communications Officer, Cpl. Steve LeSueur said, "He then grabbed her out of the vehicle and began slamming her on the concrete. Two witnesses immediately confronted him. Then he gets in the vehicle, steals the vehicle and flees the scene in an unknown direction."

Muniz was taken to the hospital with serious bodily injury.

The vehicle is a black 2009 Chevrolet Silverado bearing Texas license plate AU8-9777.

Executive Director of the Crisis Center, Karen Hildebrand said domestic violence is the most under reported crime.

The last time statistics were released locally was in 2014, Ector County had 1,763 cases, nearly three times as many as Midland County.

Hildebrand said, "What people don't understand is when they always say, 'Why don't they just leave?' The most dangerous time for a woman, the time you're more likely to be murdered, is when you do make that decision to leave and that abuser knows because they're going to lose control."

Authorities said the case is being investigated as an aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence).

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to contact Odessa Police at (432) 333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at (432) 333-TIPS.

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