Odessa man arrested for evading arrest, assaulting a police officer

Odessa man arrested for evading arrest, assaulting a police officer
(Source: Odessa Police Department)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Odessa Police have arrested and charged an Odessa man for evading and resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving child custody on May 14 at 6:42 p.m. in the 3800 block of Robertson. The officers made contact with Gary Mitchell Keen, 32 and his mother upon arrival and Keen refused to be compliant.

Keen then aggressively approached an officer, acting as if he was going to strike him with his fist before pushing him in the chest. This caused the officer to fall and sustain bodily injury to both of his knees.

The officer proceeded to try and arrest Keen but he again resisted until another officer arrived and assisted in the arrest.

Keen has been transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

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