Odessa police searching for suspect who punched officer

(Photos: Odessa Police Department)

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) -- Odessa police are searching for a man who they say punched an officer during a traffic stop.

According to the Odessa Police Department, one of their officers pulled over a vehicle along Business 20 on April 14 for a traffic stop.

Police say that the driver, shown above, became combative and punched the officer before driving away.

Police were able to find the vehicle but learned that it did not belong to the suspect.

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to contact Detective J. Gonzales at 432-335-4969 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #19-14940.