Man caught giving alcohol to minors

Ivan Chavez // San benito PD

A man is behind bars after he admitted to giving alcohol to minors.

San Benito police arrested Ivan Chavez after a tip that parents saw their runaway daughter in a black Nissan pickup truck.

The incident happened near the 300 block of S. Oscar Williams early Sunday morning

According to police, 23-year-old Chavez was accompanied by five minors in the truck.

The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol from the vehicle.

Chavez told police that the group were at a club in McAllen earlier that evening.

San Benito police told Action 4 News that Chavez denied buying alcohol for three of the underage minors.

Police arrested Chavez for three counts of purchasing/furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Authorities released the three juveniles to their parents and charged them for possession.

Justice of the Peace Judge David Garza arraigned Chavez and set a $12,000 bond.