Man still on the run after Odessa Police try to serve warrant

Man still on the run after Odessa Police try to serve warrant

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Jody Threadgill is still on the run after Odessa Police tried to serve a warrant that led to an officer-involved shooting at the Quality Inn & Suites Friday night.

Odessa Police Communications Officer, Cpl. Steve LeSueur said, "Sometimes it takes a few minutes and sometimes it takes a few days."
Odessa Police are still actively searching for 36 year-old Jody Threadgill and have even made his OPD's fugitive of the week. Threadgill was originally wanted in connection of a stolen trailer  but now he's also wanted for questioning in Friday night's deadly shooting.

Susan Rogers with Odessa Crime Stoppers said they're offering up to $500 for information leading to Threadgill's arrest, but he is considered to be armed and dangerous.

"As always you don't want to attempt to approach him or anything on your own. You can call the Odessa Police Department or if you're interested in the reward and [want to] stay anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers," said Rogers.

Odessa Police think Threadgill could be anywhere at this point.
"We do believe that somebody out there has information as to his whereabouts and the problem with that is that it is a felony to harbor a fugitive so it is a crime to harbor a fugitive. You're not really doing yourself any favors by harboring him," said LeSueur

Odessa Police say information like a license plate number and direction in which the suspect is traveling would help lead to an arrest.
Police were serving a warrant for Threadgill when Joel Fabela opened the hotel door at the Quality Inn & Suites off Hwy. 80 in Odessa. Fabela and Police officers got into a physical fight, Police said Fabela reached for a gun and police then returned fire killing Fabela.

Threadgill then fled the scene.

Threadgill was arrested back in January at Motel One just down the road for drug possession and just a month before that on the same charge.
"If someone is hiding him that is not a good thing I mean you can get arrested for hiding him and you don't want to put yourself in that position. So if you've got information on him, we need that. We need to get him arrested, you can do it anonymously or you can go through Odessa Police," said Rogers.

Anyone with information on Threadgill's whereabouts can contact Odessa Police or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS(8477), you will remain anonymous.

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