Odessa Police fugitive wanted in connection to shooting, release officer names

Odessa Police fugitive wanted in connection to shooting, release officer names
Jody Threadgill arrested by Odessa Police (Source: Ector County Sheriff Department)
Jody Threadgill arrested by Odessa Police (Source: Ector County Sheriff Department)
Officer Brandon Teneyck discharged weapon during shooting (Source: Odessa Police Department)
Officer Brandon Teneyck discharged weapon during shooting (Source: Odessa Police Department)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, manufacturing or delivery of meth, evading and two counts of theft are the charges Jody Threadgill is facing.
There might be even more on the way.

"Federal charges are pending and the investigation continues," said Public Information Officer, Cpl. Steve LeSueur.

Threadgill was pulled over on the 4600 block of Andrews highway in a stolen vehicle. Inside the vehicle is where police found over two grams of meth, $500 cash, along with other items they could not disclose.

Threadgill was wanted for questioning after he fled the scene Friday night during an officer involved shooting.
While attempting to serve a warrant at the Quality Inn & Suites for Threadgill, Joel Fabela got into a physical fight with Police. Odessa Police said Fabela picked up a weapon and police returned fire, killing Fabela.

LeSueur said, "We take all these very serious. The bottom line is anytime someone shoots at us, points a weapon at us, display a weapon, we're going to take action."

Tuesday police released the names of the three officers involved. Sergeant Robert Carruth, Officer Daniel Mota and Officer Brandon Teneyck were all present at the time of the shooting.

Police said investigation has shown Teneyck was the only officer who discharged his firearm. Teneyck is placed on restricted duty until the investigation is over, the other two have returned to active duty.

Threadgill was arrested back in December 2015 and January 2016, both times on drug charges. Odessa Police this is the fourth officer involved shooting in the last 16 months.

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