Weapons search nets arrest



MAPLEWOOD — A Maplewood man was arrested, Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15, on two counts of having weapons while under disability, after special response teams from the Shelby and Auglaize County Sheriff’s offices executed a search warrant.

According to a press release from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the search conducted Thursday around 2 p.m. “was the result of an investigation following a call from Logan County Sheriff’s Office regarding a tip from a concerned citizen about a subject having weapons while under disability.”

Aaron Bensman, 35, 12320 Pasco Montra Road, Maplewood, was already under indictment for felonious assault, which prohibits him from having a weapon in his possession. The two new counts of having weapons while under disability are felonies of the third degree.

“During the investigation, it was found that the subject had been known to have in his procession a 30.06 rifle and a handgun,” the release said. “It was also learned that the subject had made threats toward law enforcement and court officials assigned to his current case. As a result of this information, it was decided to use the special response teams to execute the search warrant.”

The release said that during the execution of the search warrant, the subject was located in his bed and was taken into custody without incident. There was a 9mm handgun found under a pillow on the bed the subject was lying in, and the subsequent search resulted in a 30.06 rifle with scope found in a closet. The 9mm handgun was loaded with a magazine full of rounds and there was ammunition for the rifle found in a bag next to the bed.

“The case will be presented to the next grand jury,” the release said. “We would like to thank the Logan County and Auglaize County Sheriff’s offices for their assistance in this case.”

Bensman is being held at the Shelby County Jail, with a cash only bond of $25,091.