Warrants are a result of an individual's failure to appear in person or in writing at the Odessa Municipal Court or failure to comply with a court order. Other types of citations that are handled through the Odessa Municipal Court, and that could be part of the warrant list, include:
Code enforcement violations
Failure to sterilize a pet adopted from the Odessa Animal Shelter
Other violations of the Odessa Municipal code or state law
For your safety, never attempt to detain or arrest anyone. If you know the current whereabouts of a person subject to a warrant, call the Odessa Police Department at 432-333-3641 or Municipal Court at 432-335-3300 with the information. You may also report any information anonymously by calling Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers website.
A person that intentionally or knowingly harms or threatens to harm a witness, prospective witness, informant, person that has reported a crime, or a person who intends to report an occurrence of a crime, can be charged with the 3rd degree felony crime of Obstruction / Retaliation (Texas Penal Code 36.06).