Odessa Police Searching for Assault Suspect 9/11/13
ODESSA - Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Willie James Thurman, date of birth 06/11/1995, for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Family Violence) “1st Degree Felony”. Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department at 432-333-3641 or Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.
On 9-8-13 at approximately 2130 hours, Officers responded to the 2900 block of Santa Rosa in reference to an Assault in Progress. Upon arrival, the victim was identified as Anita Ortiz, 21 years of age. Ortiz reported that the actor was her ex-boyfriend, Willie James Thurman Jr., date of birth 06/11/1995. Ortiz reported that after her and Thurman and her got into an argument over a civil matter, Thurman threw Ortiz on the floor and later hit her in the head and back with a bat.
Ortiz sustained bruising on her shoulders and back and lacerations on her shoulders and knees. Ortiz refused medical attention and was not transported to the hospital. The investigation was turned over to the Crimes Against Persons Unit. Based on the facts and circumstances, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Willie James Thurman Jr., for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Family Violence) “1st Degree Felony”. The investigation is ongoing.