TMCNet:  Affidavit: Man assaulted, robbed ex-girlfriend

[December 11, 2012]

Affidavit: Man assaulted, robbed ex-girlfriend

Dec 11, 2012 (Odessa American - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A 44-year-old Odessa man was charged with robbery after, court documents state, he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and took her cell phone and prescription eyeglasses.


Joel Jackson, 1500 Woodlawn Drive, was being held Tuesday at the Ector County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

On Oct. 9, Rosa Watson, 44 reported to the Odessa Police Department that while she was dropping off a friend in the 300 block of Midland Street, her ex-boyfriend, identified as Jackson, ran up behind her vehicle and began to punch here in the left side of the face, an arrest affidavit states. Watson also reported that Jackson reached into her vehicle and took her cell phone and then ran off.

Watson then drove to Jackson's mother's house to get her cell phone back when Jackson grabbed her by the throat while she was getting out of her vehicle and started to hit her with his fist, the affidavit stated. Watson told police Jackson then took her glasses and she left the area after he refused to give them back, the affidavit stated.

On Oct. 26, Watson's cell phone and glasses were taken to the Odessa Police department by Jackson's current girlfriend, the affidavit stated.

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