Police Officer Charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
SAN BENITO — SWAT member and veteran with the San Benito Police Department, 51 year-old Candido Ortiz, has been arrested after he pointed a pistol at Cameron County Sheriff deputies in a domestic violence crime. Deputies were called to Ortiz's home after being in a physical fight with his son. San Benito police officers were called out to the scene to talk down Ortiz and have him surrender to county deputies. He did surrender to deputies and Ortiz was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and family violence.