A 40-year old man was arrested Tuesday in Odessa after pointing a gun at a repo man at UTPB Park on Monday.
Odessa Police were summoned to the park on a call of a disturbance. When they arrived, officers met with a repo driver for West Texas Auto Recovery who told them he had been approached by a man in a black motorcycle vest while the driver was repossessing a gray 2013 Cadillac CTS.
The repo man told police that the man in the vest pointed a gun at him and told him to put the car down. The driver told officers that he complied with the man and when he put the car down, a white female arrived, got into the car and drove it away. The suspect then fled the scene on a motorcycle.
After an investigation, OPD officers identified the suspect as Billy Cole Blackmon. At approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, Odessa Police observed a black 2014 Harley Davidson traveling in the vicinity of 42nd Street and Andrews Highway. After a traffic stop was initiated, the driver was identified as Blackmon.
He was found in possession of two handguns, two knives, a black club and metal knuckles. Officers discovered through investigation that Blackmon’s driver’s license was suspended and he did not have a license to carry the firearms. He was then interviewed by OPD detectives in reference to the UTPB aggravated robbery incident.
Blackmon was discovered with a silver revolver in a hip holster, which matched the description given by the repo driver. During the interview, Blackmon admitted to flashing a pistol at the driver and taking possession of the Cadillac that was being repossessed.
Detectives obtained a warrant for aggravated robbery for Blackmon, who was arrested.
Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony, punishable by five-99 years confinement and up to a $10,000 fine.
Blackmon was also charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor; prohibited weapons, a Class A misdemeanor; and driving while license invalid with prior convictions, a Class B misdemeanor.