Fort Stockton Stabbing Suspect Behind Bars in Ector County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The man wanted for stabbing his girlfriend in Fort Stockton on Halloween is behind bars in Ector County.

Deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested 34-year-old Michael Benavidez on Thursday afternoon in the South Ranchito Estates.

According to Fort Stockton Police, Benavidez stabbed 37-year-old Flora Linda Valenzuela multiple times at a home on west eighth on Halloween morning.

A warrant was issued for arrest.

Benavidez was also wanted on an outstanding warrant in Ector County for assault.