On June 16, 2014 at approximately 12:24 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to 3904 Cheverly Drive East in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress. The husband, Shad R. Benson, 48 yrs old, had got into a verbal altercation with his wife, Kimberly Benson and had pinned her down on the bed. Kimberly Benson was able to get up and she locked herself into the bathroom. Shad Benson repeatedly kicked on the door and hit it with a hatchet while threatening to shoot through it stating he would kill the the both of them.
Kimberly Benson was able to escape the residence by climbing out the bathroom window. Another witness in the house observed Shad Benson with a rifle in the living room prior to them leaving the residence. During the incident, Shad Benson, opened the front door and screamed at the police threatening to kill them.
After approximately 5 hours of negotiating with Shad Benson, he exited the residence without incident and was taken into custody.
He was charged with:
1. Aggravated Assault
2. False Imprisonment
3. Resisting Arrest Without
4. Simple Battery/Domestic Violence