Odessa Woman Arrested After Spitting and Throwing Human Feces at Officers

A woman is behind bars after causing a disturbance at Taco Villa in Odessa.

The assault happened at the Taco Villa on West County Road. Once officers arrived on scene they found Joni Gist, 45, sitting on a bench in front of the cash registers.

Employees told Odessa Police that she had just spit at them and assaulted not only them, but Gist’s father who was at the restaurant as well.

Gist’s father told police she had been drinking and when he attempted to calm her down she hit him with a food tray.

According to police, Gist had red glassy blood shot eyes, slurred speech, and smelled alcohol on her breath.

But the story doesn’t stop there.

When Gist arrived at the Ector County Detention Center she became very combative with jail staff and other officers.

After a struggle she spit at the officers and then threw human feces on them.

Gist was arrested and charged with public intoxication, assault, and harassment by threat public servant.


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