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Tyler man arrested for Aggravated Assault on North Beckham

TYLER, May 19, 2014-- On May 18, at 9:30 a.m., Tyler Police Officers responded to 215 North Beckham, in reference to an aggravated assault. 

Once on scene, officers learned that a Hispanic male, identified as 50 year old Juan Oliva, of Tyler, attacked another Hispanic male with a knife, cutting the victim’s right hand.  The suspect was still at the scene when officers arrived and was taken into custody. 

The victim, identified as 32 year-old Juan Benegas of Tyler, received a cut to his right hand which did not require immediate medical attention. 

Officers spoke to witnesses at the scene and determined the incident started as a disturbance between Oliva and Benegas.  Oliva was charged with aggravated assault and booked into the Smith County Jail.

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