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Twin Falls Police Find Wanted Man Hiding In Neighborhood

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By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - At around 11 pm Wednesday night, police converged in a Twin Falls neighborhood after learning that a man with a felony warrant may be hiding out. Officers located Jose Benitez, 44 of Filer hiding in an attic of a home at 1534 Ponderosa Street in Twin Falls. When Benitez refused to come out, a police dog was sent into the attic. According to reports, the dog bit the suspect but he continued to refuse to come out of the attic. Officers then tazed the suspect and following another struggle, he was taken into custody. Benitez had two outstanding warrants for his arrest including a $100,000 felony warrant for failure to appear on his court ordered sentencing date for attempted strangulation.


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