Fugitive accused of assaulting two Odessa police officers

Fugitive accused of assaulting two Odessa police officers
Eric Brashears (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One fugitive is behind bars after being accused of assaulting two police officers.

Odessa police said they were called out to the Tuscany Apartments in reference to a suspicious person.

When officers arrived, they saw a man matching the suspect's description given by dispatch, standing next to a mobile car wash.

The man was asked if he had a permit to operate the mobile car wash and he told police 'no.'

That's when police say the man gave a false name and date of birth to the officers but they were able to identify the man as Eric Brashearss, 25.

Officers later learned that Brashears had two felony warrants out of Montgomery County and that's when Brashears pushed an officer in the chest, causing the officer to fall to the ground and sustain an injury to the right arm.

The report stated that when a second officer confronted Brashear, he grabbed the officer and pushed him away and ran through the apartment complex.

Brashears was later caught by officers and arrested on charges including two counts of assault on a public servant, evading arrest, resisting arrest, false information - fugitive from justice and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (warrants).

He was taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

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