81 Year Old Man Arrested on Animal Torture Charges 4/25/13
ODESSA - On Thursday, 4-25-13 the Midland County Sheriff's Office executed an arrest warrant on FRANSISCO LUJAN BENITEZ, 81 years of age, on a charge of Animal Cruelty-Torture a State Jail Felony, at 3714 South County Road 1200 #C at 0938 hours. This arrest was the result of an investigation regarding a cat that was found in the 3700 block of SCR 1200 on 4-14-13 with its ears and tail cut off.
The Midland County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant on 4-24-13 to search the property located at 3714 SCR 1200 #C after receiving a phone call from a potential witness identifying Mr. Benitez as the suspect. Mr. Benitez was teken into custody without incident and is in the Midland County Detention Center. Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 has set the bond on Mr. Benitez at $25,000.