Former Baseball Wives star Anna Benson, the estranged wife of former New York Mets pitcher Kris Benson, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a gun, possession of a firearm in a felony and criminal trespass. According to a police report, a fully armed Anna confronted Kris in the Smyrna, Ga., home they once shared, but that she now is under order to vacate.
She was carrying a handgun and wearing a bulletproof vest. The former Penthouse model also had a hatchet, expandable baton and a taser in her possession. Once she was arrested and searched, officers found Anna wearing an ammo belt and carrying a red knife inside her waistband. Anna Benson is being held without bond at Cobb County.
The police report details that Anna said she entered the house through the garage and confronted Kris in the bedroom, hitting a computer monitor with the expandable baton. Kris Benson told police that Anna got the gun out of her purse and said she wanted $30,000. Kris told Anna he was going to get her a cigarette lighter and when she didn't follow him downstairs, he left the house and called police.
When the police arrived, they found Anna on the back porch smoking a cigarette. She told them the gun was inside. The assault charges carry up to 20 years in the case conviction, according to the Cobb County District Attorney's office.
If you, or someone you know has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, possession of a firearm, criminal trespass, or any other type of crime, it is in your best interest to contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to protect your future.