Abilene man held at gunpoint by victim after botched home invasion

Benjamin Sebastian Sanchez, 37, of Abilene, was arrested during May 2016 for criminal trespass of a habitation. Sanchez allegedly attempted to invade a home but ended up being held at gunpoint by the victim until police arrived.Story ->

ABILENE, Texas - A 37-year-old Abilene man is jailed after police say he botched a home invasion and ended being held at gunpoint by the victim until police arrived.

Benjamin Sebastian Sanchez now faces a criminal trespass of a habitation change after his failed break-in attempt at the residence in the 1200 block of Vine Street, according to police.

"The suspect first tried to force entry into the house via the front door and damaged it," an Abilene Police Department incident report said. "The suspect ultimately jumped through a closed bathroom window."

His bond was set at $2,500.

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