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Miami Beach Man Accused of Sex Battery Had Weapons Cache: Police

Jaime Gonzalez facing charges of sexual battery, false imprisonment, battery, grand theft, and possessing a short barrel shotgun

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    Miami Beach Police Weapons Seized

    Miami Beach Police say they found a cache of weapons at the apartment of Jaime Gonzalez. NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia reports.

    (Published Tuesday, March 6, 2018)

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    • The woman said Gonzalez "was acting irrational and stated multiple times he wanted to kill everyone," an arrest report said

    • Officers found 6 rifles, 3 shotguns, 11 pistols and 1,000-plus rounds of ammunition, police said

    • The ATF and FBI were called in to assist in the investigation

    A Miami Beach man accused of sexually battering a woman and holding her against her will was found with an arsenal of weapons and is now facing multiple charges, police said.

    Jaime F. Gonzalez, 38, was arrested Monday on charges including sexual battery, false imprisonment, battery, grand theft, and possessing a short barrel shotgun, Miami Beach Police said.

    According to police, Gonzalez was arrested after officers responded to a report of a tenant acting irrationally at a multi-resident complex on Island Avenue.

    The female victim told officers that Gonzalez had attacked her and made threats to kill her and many other people, police said. She said she tried to leave the apartment on several occasions but he refused to let her leave, police said.

    Miami Beach Police Weapons Seized

    [MI] Miami Beach Police Weapons Seized

    Miami Beach Police say they found a cache of weapons at the apartment of Jaime Gonzalez.

    (Published Tuesday, March 6, 2018)

    The woman said Gonzalez "was acting irrational and stated multiple times he wanted to kill everyone," an arrest report said. She also said she had been raped by Gonzalez several days earlier, police said.

    Police said Gonzalez was acting strangely when officers arrived and threatened them as well. He was taken into custody and underwent a mental health evaluation, the report said.

    Officers searched Gonzalez's home and found a cache of weapons, including 6 rifles, 3 shotguns, 11 pistols and 1,000-plus rounds of ammunition, police said. Police later determined that one of the pistols had been stolen and one of the shotguns had an illegal short barrel, officials said.

    "We potentially averted a huge tragedy. Again, several firearms in this apartment, a lot of ammunition, couple that with someone saying he wants to kill several people, it is a deadly combination," Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said.

    The victim said Gonzalez "has been acting very erratic as of late and has been making terroristic comments such as he wants to go on a killing spree and kill not only innocent people, but family and friends as well," the report said.

    The ATF and FBI were called in to assist in the investigation. Gonzalez was later booked into jail where he was being held on $44,000 bond, records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

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