Knife attack leaves one man behind bars

TYLER (KYTX) -  A Tyler man is in the Smith County jail on an assault charge after being arrested for allegedly attacking another man with a knife at a doughnut shop.

The incident happened at Country Donut at 215 North Beckham around 9:30 Saturday morning.

When police got on scene, the suspect, 50-year-old Juan Oliva, was still on scene and pointed out as the attacker. Police say he cut Juan Benegas, 32, on his right hand. Reports said Benegas' injury didn't require immediate medical attention.

Witnesses told police the incident started as a result of an altercation between Oliva and Benegas.

Oliva is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. No bond amount has been set.


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