Grand jury indicts man who threatened informant who made drug deal

Suspect also threatened the lives of police officers, prosecutor says.
Cary Ashby
Jun 8, 2013

A man accused of threatening a confidential informant was among the 15 people indicted Friday by a Huron County grand jury.

Hector J. Benavides, 25, of 64 Key Drive, is charged with one count each of intimidation of a witness and intimidation in connection with respective incidents on May 3 and 4. If convicted, he faces nine months to three years in prison on each third-degree felony.

"He threatened (to harm) an informant who made a drug deal," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said about the suspected May 3 incident at a Willard tavern.

"The informant contacted the Willard police. They sent detectives to find out what happened," Leffler said.

On May 4, Benavides reportedly threatened the lives of the officers, he said.

"He had some choice words for some people. I don't know how much (of that) courage was alcohol-related," Leffler said.

Benavides, who was arrested May 3, was released May 15 after posting a $10,000 bond at the Huron County Jail.

Comments

SLIM..W

Umm it no was me ser! ;)

SLIM..W

Say I'm wrong again truth b told!!!!

TakingCrap

He's smiling as if he knows the judge will let him off with a slap on the wrist.

TakingCrap

Take 2: Dude, this isn't your driver's license photo

cjbell019

DEPORT

hit the road jack

I got a better idea but cannot post it on here.

itssad1

can't deport he is an american believe it or not.

hit the road jack

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Fromthe419

True, he was someone's anchor baby and has had a hard life :)

Betherella

If you look at his Facebook photos, and all the pics of him smoking blunts and spelling out the words "I love weed" with his joints, you may understand why he's probably smiling. What a dummy to post those pictures.

itssad1

those pictures have been used in court in the past. Go check out his rap sheet.

itssad1

He is a very violent man and should be locked away for ever

gene44870

Anytime threats are made , they should be taken seriously and when they threatin the lives of police officers they should be locked up with no bail
If anything can be learned from the sandusky officer that was gunned down in the streets of sandusky , you never can tell what that person is or isnt capable of doing and the risk is too high

SLIM..W

21 and over is the dumbest movie I have ever seen

truthbetold77

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