Odessa woman faces 12 attempted capital murder counts over standoff

FILE (Shutterstock)

A West Texas woman faces 12 counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer over a standoff in which two officers were shot while trying to arrest her husband.

The Odessa American reports Meghan Leanne Garza was indicted Monday in Ector County and remains jailed on $6 million bond.

Roy Daniel Garza is accused of wounding two Odessa police officers during the Dec. 23 standoff and firing at several others. The officers were serving an aggravated robbery warrant from Williamson County.

Roy Garza remains jailed on eight counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

Jail records don't list an attorney to speak for his wife, who also faces drug possession counts. She originally was charged with hindering apprehension.

A prosecutor didn't immediately return a message Tuesday.
(Copyright ©2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments