Austin man facing five felony charges in Mower County District Court stemming from incident at northwest Austin residence August 11th

An Austin man who was taken into custody after being found wearing body armor and in possession of a firearm after allegedly brandishing the weapon at a residence in northwest Austin late on the morning of Friday, August 11th  is facing six different charges in Mower County District Court.

25-year old Jose Juan Alvarez-Bentzin Jr. was charged Monday with three felony counts of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, plus he was also charged with felonies for committing a crime while wearing or possessing a bulletproof vest, and for receiving and/or possessing a firearm with an altered serial number, plus Alvarez-Bentzin Jr. was also charged Monday with a gross misdemeanor for being ineligible to receive, ship or transport weapons.  

Bentzin Jr. is being held in the Mower County jail on $150,000 bail or bond with no conditions, and his next appearance in Mower County District Court will be a Rule 8 hearing on August 28th.