Bond denied for man charged in shooting of 2 Texas officers
Dec. 24, 2015
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Bond was denied Thursday for a man accused of shooting and wounding two Texas police officers in what became a nine-hour standoff at an apartment complex.
Roy Daniel Garza was arraigned Thursday on eight counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer. He also faces a previous warrant for aggravated robbery.
Police say Garza wounded the officers Wednesday as they tried to serve a warrant on him. He didn't surrender until 9 p.m.
Sgt. Pete Gonzalez was shot in the arm and Officer Cory Wester suffered wounds to the chest and upper leg, police said in a statement. Both were in fair condition at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Debra Richardson, a hospital official, said Thursday morning.
Odessa police Cpl. Steve LeSueur said Garza suffered a leg wound during the standoff. Garza was treated at the same Odessa hospital as the officers he wounded.
Police also arrested a woman who local and state officials identified as Garza's wife. Meghan Leanne Garza was charged with hindering apprehension of a known felon. Her bond was set at $50,000.
Jail records do not list an attorney for either Garza.