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Man arrested after evading Odessa police, threatening customers with knife

Steven Garcia (Source: Odessa Police Department) Steven Garcia (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

One man is behind bars on several charges following a weekend incident in Odessa.

Steven Garcia, 46, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest or detention and public intoxication.

We're told officers were called out to the 7-Eleven located on South Crane Avenue in reference to a subject threatening people with a knife.

When officers arrived, they found a man matching the suspect's description, who was later identified as Garcia.

According to the report, when officers attempted to talk with Garcia, he immediately began running westbound through the north alley of Clements Street.

Garcia was later caught by police and officers found a brown knife lying next to him.

Police said that when they spoke with the victim, they learned that Garcia had chased them around 7-Eleven with the knife yelling, "Killer, Killer, I’m crazy, I'll kill everybody."

Garcia was arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

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