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Man arrested in July aggravated assault incident

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Stork Benis, Jr., 31, was arrested late last night on a warrant for a July aggravated assault incident.

According to a sworn complaint filed on July 17, the victim told officers that she had come home late at night to find her grandson on the sidewalk in front of her house. She asked her grandson where his father was, and the child pointed to the side of the residence, where Benis was standing. Benis asked her to babysit the child, and when she said no, he allegedly became enraged and grabbed her around her throat. She told officers she picked up a glass bottle and threw it at Benis, but it grazed off him and shattered on the driveway.

The victim then tried to call 911, but Benis allegedly snatched her phone and threw it across the street. The victim was able to get into her car and lock the door while Benis was throwing the phone. She rolled down the driver’s side rear window to talk to him, and he allegedly pointed a pistol at her and threatened to kill her. She backed out of the driveway and went to a nearby convenience store to call 911.

When officers arrived, they found the victim’s phone across the street, and the broken bottle was found in the driveway. A warrant was issued for Benis’ arrest on July 21. He is charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, domestic battery, and obstructing justice. He is being held on $225,000 bond.

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