ODESSA, Texas — UPDATE: According to the Odessa Police Department, three people were arrested on June 4 in connection to the standoff that occurred in the 13th and Kelly area.
27-year-old Nathaniel Ochoa has been charged for multiple offenses including Evading Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering/Fabricating evidence.
26-year-old Elisa Prieto was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of meth, M30's, mushrooms and marijuana.
32-year-old Ricardo Hernandez Jr. was charged with his warrant for theft of property (he had also stolen $398 worth of DeWalt drills from a Lowes) and unlawful possession of firearm by felon. A US Marshall hold was placed on him.
According to a police affidavit, officers located a stolen vehicle on June 3 at 6 a.m. The car was traveling on 2nd street approaching Kelly. Officers then initiated a felony stop with emergency lights.
The passenger exited the vehicle and complied with commands, but the driver, identified as Ochoa, fled with his vehicle down Kelly, actively avoiding police. The passenger told police that he was on his way to their residence, but advised that he was armed with a silver and black handgun.
Officers located the stolen vehicle shortly after at 1301 Amburgey, about a block of Ochoa's residence. The car was abandoned and crashed with the key still in ignition, car in drive and engine running.
Police were later notified that they found the weapon thrown out and skipped on concrete until it hit a wall at 320 N Kelly as the subject fled in an attempt to hide or dispose of the weapon.
Officers found a clear bag of a gram of meth in the stolen vehicle where Ochoa was sitting. Also under the driver seat beside the center console they found a single 40 caliber bullet. The weapon recovered matched the same caliber of weapon and matched the same description that was given.
The vehicle was confirmed as a stolen vehicle out of Lubbock from June 2.
Police were able to obtain a search warrant of the residence on N Kelly Street given by the passenger.
Inside the residence were Elisa Prieto and Ricardo Hernandez Jr. Officers located a handgun inside the residence.
The officer questioned Prieto and she said she did not know she was a convicted felon since 2020 and knew whose weapon it was but would not advise, making it known she knew the weapon was inside her residence.
The officer questioned Hernandez and he said he bought the weapon from Ochoa, who owed him money. Ochoa gave him the gun instead. Hernandez stated he knew he was a felon and was on federal supervised release and that having a firearm was illegal.
Officers also found 3.4 grams of meth, eight grams of mushrooms, five M30 pills weighing 1.4 g and less than two ounces of marijuana. Prieto was asked about the drugs and she stated only the meth was hers but initially stated she was the only one residing in the apartment.
Due to the circumstances, Prieto was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of meth, M30's, mushrooms and marijuana.
Hernandez was charged with his warrant for theft of property (he had also stolen $398 worth of DeWalt drills from a Lowes) and unlawful possession of firearm by felon. A US Marshall hold was placed on him.
Ochoa was also located a short time later and placed into custody. He was charged with outstanding warrants for possession of controlled substance, aggravated assault and possession of marijuana. He's now also charged with multiple offenses including possession of controlled substance, evading arrest, unlawfully carry weapon, tampering with evidence among other charges.
All three individuals are currently in the Ector County Detention Center and have not bonded out at this time.
We will continue to update this story as we receive more information.
An apparent standoff that lasted almost three hours Saturday morning has been resolved, according to police on the scene.
The event happened in the 13th and Kelly area in Odessa.
According to neighbors, police yelled for the subject to "come out with their hands up" early Saturday morning.
As of about 9:30 a.m., an officer told a reporter on the scene that the situation was resolved, but that's all the information given at this time.
We will continue to update you as we receive more information.