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Odessa man arrested in connection to injury to a child

Ian Heath (Source: Odessa Police Department) Ian Heath (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

An Odessa man was arrested after allegedly punching and choking his step-son.

Odessa police were called out to the 7000 block of Stonegate Drive after having been at the same location earlier due to Ian Heath, 40, returning to the residence after a previous disturbance.

Authorities say on Monday night, Heath arrived at his home very intoxicated and told his 14-year-old step-son that he wanted to fight with someone.

Heath then pushed and punched his step-son before taking him to the floor.

Police say Heath then began choking the 14-year-old.

Heath’s step-son said he was unable to breathe due to the choking , he also sustained injuries that were consistent with a choking.

Officers found Heath hiding in the alley and arrested him for injury to a child and public intoxication.

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