Odessa Police arrest man after multiple incidents in neighborhood

Odessa Police arrest man after multiple incidents in neighborhood

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The arrest of Chandler Abraham on Thursday can begin to help Terry Simmers and his family move forward.

Terry Simmers, a homeowner said "When someone messes with your life like that it's too hard to explain unless you've ever dealt with it."

Simmers detained Abraham back on May 22nd when he jumped over his fence where he was working in his yard on the 6600 block of Amber Drive in Odessa. When police arrived they said Abraham had binoculars, a butterfly knife, and a flashlight. Simmers said Abraham even approached his six year old daughter.

"My daughter sees what she thinks is a lady because he had really long black hair, my wife's in the shower and this is what's upsetting because she goes in and asks can I go play with the lady in the backyard and it was this cat," said Simmers.

The next day police responded to the 6700 block of Amber Drive where one resident told police their home was broken into through their bedroom door the day before. Surveillance footage showed Abraham at the house.

Corporal Steve LeSueur of the Odessa Police Department said, "It is unusual for us to respond several times for the same individual, in this case we arrested him twice."

Police charged Abraham with burglary after they responded to suspicious subjects in an alley on Thursday. It was back on the same block as Simmers. Simmers said his family has changed their routine after what they've gone through.

"My wife loops around the back instead of going straight into the garage. It takes everything you believe in and takes it away from you," said Simmers.

Odessa Police urge citizens to always report suspicious activity. Abraham is currently behind bars at the Ector County Jail on a burglary charge. His bond has been set at $15,000.

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