According to Sgt. Oscar Villarreal, with the Texas Department of Public Safety, at approximately 12:51 p.m. yesterday afternoon, DPS Troopers assisted Midland County Sheriff’s Deputies with the pursuit of a stolen vehicle heading westbound on Business Interstate 20.
The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Manuel Marmolejo of Odessa, was driving recklessly, endangering the lives of motoring public, as he fled from officers. Marmolejo eventually turned north onto Faudree Road, and Troopers attempted to disable the vehicle by discharging their firearms at the vehicle’s tires. The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle crashed into a civilian vehicle. Marmolejo then fled on foot and was ultimately captured.
He was charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
This is an active investigation, and no further information is available at this time.