TAMPA, Fla. - The suspect wanted in the Friday night SWAT standoff in Carrollwood is behind bars.
Law enforcement officials received a tip that Victor Hugo Benavides was hiding out at a home on Parson Street in Tampa. Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies and Customs Enforcement Agents set up surveillance at the home and spotted him standing outside the home using his cell phone. Bevavides was taken into custody around 11:00 p.m. Saturday without incident.
Two other men in side the home, Henry Naranjo Chaves and Alberto Chacon, were also taken into custody and held on immigration violations.
Benavides, who is in the United States illegally, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violation of a domestic violence injunction.
An arrest warrant was issued for Benavides following a 5 hour SWAT situation on Lawnton Court in Carrollwood Friday night.
The incident started about 9:30 p.m. Friday night when deputies responded to a report of a dispute in the front yard of 5110 Lawnton Court in Carrollwood. The person who called 911 said a man was pointing a shotgun at two other men in the front yard. When deputies arrived, they spotted two men leaving in a pickup truck.
When deputies stopped the truck, they noticed several people in the home front yard ran into the home. As deputies walked up to the house, they heard what sounded like the pump action of a shotgun.
Deputies called for backup and a perimeter was set up. Deputies made phone contact with a woman inside the home who admitted that four other people were inside with her. Neighbors told deputies that they saw someone run out the back door of the home.
The SWAT team was called to the scene and it took several hours of negotiation until two women came out of the home along with four juveniles. The two women, identified as 31-year-old Aisel Burgos and 42-year-old Lara Villavicencio, refused to give deputies any information about the whereabouts of the suspect or if anyone else was in the home.
About an hour and a half later, another woman, 27-year- old Glenda Callege came out of the home. She too refused to provide deputies any information about the location of the suspect.
The motive behind the initial confrontation is still unclear but deputies say that all the adults had been drinking.
Around 2:30 a.m., SWAT team members entered the home but discovered that the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Victor Benavides, was not inside. An arrest warrant was issued for Benavides at that time.
Two juveniles, ages one and 13, were turned over to Child Protective Services and the women were transported to the Orient Road Jail.
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