Austin man pleads not guilty to six charges in Mower County District Court stemming from August 11th incident in northwest Austin

An Austin man facing six different charges, five of them felonies in Mower County District Court stemming from an incident that took place at a residence in northwest Austin late on the morning of Friday, August 11th where he was taken into custody after being found wearing body armor and in possession of a firearm after allegedly brandishing the weapon is pleading not guilty.  

During a Rule 8 hearing Monday, 25-year old Jose Juan Alvarez-Bentzin Jr. pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, plus he also pleaded not guilty to felony charges of 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. also pleaded not guilty Monday to a gross misdemeanor charge for being ineligible to receive, ship or transport weapons all stemming from the August 11th incident.  

A pre-trial hearing for Bentzin Jr. in Mower County District Court has been scheduled for October 2nd, with a jury trial scheduled for October 16th.  Bentzin Jr. is being held in the Mower County jail on $150,000 bail or bond with no conditions.