Police Report/CRIME

Police Arrest Suspect for Mob Assault on Haymarket Man with Baseball Bat

The local man was charged with assault, abduction, possession of drugs & unauthorized firearms


Prince William Police Detectives arrested a 28-year-old Manassas man, April 4, in connection to the assault of an unconscious man who had been dropped off at an area hospital, March 8, around 4:30 p.m.

The initial investigation revealed a 46-year-old man had sustained significant injuries by unknown means while at a property located in the 4200 block of James Maddison Highway, Haymarket, on March 8.

"During the ongoing investigation, detectives learned the victim had been assaulted by multiple male acquaintances, including the accused. At one point during the encounter, the accused struck the victim in the head with a baseball bat, which rendered him unconscious. The victim was then dropped off at the hospital where the police were contacted," said PIO Renee Carr.

Multiple search warrants were served with the assistance of local and federal partners resulting in firearms and scheduled I/II narcotics being seized.

April 4, following the investigation, police arrested the accused, Juan Manuel Mata Benavides, of Manassas. The investigation continues as detectives continue to identify the other individuals involved in the incident.

Juan Manuel Mat Benavides, of 11251 Lady Jane Loop Apartment 103 in Manassas, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, malicious wounding by mob, malicious wounding, assault by mob, assault & battery, abduction, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of schedule I/II drugs.

His court date is pending. He is being held without bond.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703.792.7000 or submit a webtip to: pwcva.gov/policetip.

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