Odessa Detective Hurt, 2 Arrested After Chase

Two people have been arrested after a police chase that's left an Odessa police detective hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities say 29-year-old Christopher Anthony Turner and 33-year-old Jamnyea Echelle Brockett are both jailed in Ector County, held on charges related to a shooting Saturday.

Police say officers were investigating the shooting when the chase involving Turner ensued.

During the chase, authorities say 27-year-old Detective Whitney Branch was hanging from the side of a police car and fell as the car turned a corner. He's in critical condition with head injuries.

Turner is held without bond on multiple felony charges including unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and eight misdemeanor warrants.

Brockett is held on $15,000 bond on a felony charge of hindering apprehension of a known felon.

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