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Amarillo murder suspect arrested in Odessa after kidnapping call

The complainant initially gave officers a fake name and date of birth but officers were able to later identify her as Marisela Lopez, 29. Investigation then uncovered that Lopez had a warrant for first-degree murder out of Amarillo. (Courtesy: Odessa Police Department)

Odessa police arrested an Amarillo murder suspect after receiving a call about a possible kidnapping Thursday.

According to the Odessa Police Department, at about 7 a.m., police responded to a Super 8 Motel at 2833 East Interstate 20 in reference to a possible kidnapping. An investigation determined that the complainant left the scene before officers arrived but was later located by the Ector County Sheriff's Office and was turned over to OPD.

The complainant initially gave officers a fake name and date of birth but officers were able to later identify her as Marisela Lopez, 29. Investigation then uncovered that Lopez had a warrant for first-degree murder out of Amarillo.

Police obtained a search warrant for a motel room and officers made contact with two subjects, Christopher Scott, 31, and Lauren Stevens, 32. During a search of the room, officers discovered about 30 grams of methamphetamine, multiple scales, several plastic bags, marijuana and a firearm. Further investigation revealed that both Scott and Stevens were convicted felons.

All three subjects were charged with manufacture or delivery of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony, and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. Police are anticipating more charges pending further investigation.

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