Sherman Police said a Denton County man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly struck his girlfriend’s house with gunfire.
Sgt. Brett Mullen said Robert Benefield, Jr., 52, of Corinth was arrested on a deadly conduct charge and booked into the Denton County Jail. Mullen said officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of North Broughton Street in Sherman just after 9 a.m. Tuesday after 911 dispatchers received a report of multiple shots fired.
“It seems this all started through an argument taking place between him and his girlfriend,” Mullen said.
Reading from the department’s incident report, Mullen said Benefield was outside the home when he allegedly used a handgun to fire between three and five rounds into the residence, with his girlfriend inside.
“There were impacts found on the residence,” Mullen said.
Benefield was located at his home in Corinth and taken into custody by local authorities. A representative of the Denton County Jail confirmed Benefield remained in custody Wednesday morning on a $20,000 bond. It was unclear if Benefield has an attorney. If found guilty, Benefield could be sentenced to up 10 years in prison and be fined as much as $10,000.
Mullen commended the work of investigators to identify and locate Benefield, as well as the cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.
“The quicker you can get cases like this solved, the better,” Mullen said. “Sometimes, when people do things like this, you don’t know whether they might present other dangers to the public. So, getting these people located and in custody quickly is important.”
The investigation is ongoing.