Odessa fugitive of the week arrested

Odessa fugitive of the week arrested
Marcos Morales (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Odessa Police Department has arrested this week's fugitive of the week.

Police caught Marcos Morales, 20, Thursday morning in the 400 block of East 45th Street but was caught after he tried to run from officers.

Last week, Odessa police were called out to the 6300 block of Mecca St. in reference to a check welfare.

According to the report, officers saw Morales on top of the roof and attempted to throw a black American Tactical handgun over the fence into a neighbor's yard before evading police.

The gun was retrieved by police.

Authorities said further investigation revealed that Morales had a prior conviction for evading.

Morales is charged with evading arrest with a prior conviction, evading arrest with prior conviction (warrant) and tampering with physical evidence.

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