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Man charged with four counts of child endangerment

November 3, 2017

The Odessa Police Department charged a man on four counts of endangering a child Wednesday after finding four children in his home with unsecured firearms and cocaine.

Officers initially responded to a residence in the 8600 block of Duke Avenue Wednesday in reference to a gunshot victim, a 32-year-old woman, according to an OPD press release. Police identified the woman as the wife of 33-year-old Nolyn Wayne McMaryion, who was charged with the four felony counts of endangering a child, a state jail felony.

Police reported finding an AK-47 rifle had been laid on the back of a recliner, the release detailed. At one point, a 1-year-old girl was on the same recliner. The rifle accidentally discharged, firing through a wall and into the master bedroom, striking the woman in the leg, the release stated. She was transported to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury.

The release said officers also found cockroaches, as well as dog and cat feces scattered throughout the furniture and floors of the residence, and couldn’t walk through the residence without stepping on trash. Spoiled food filled the fridge and the sink and countertops were filled with dishes and expired food, the release said.

After securing a search warrant, police found 12 rifles, one pistol and an unsecured dog house in the backyard, the release said. There were also three more children in the backyard: two boys, ages 7 and 10, and a 7-year-old girl.

Officers also found a bag in the residence with three traces of a powdery white substance, which later tested positive for cocaine, the release detailed.

The children were taken to a family member by Child Protective Services, the release said.

Jail records show McMaryion is currently in the Ector County Detention Center on four bonds of $15,000.