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HPD: Henderson man charged with burglary after being released to attend a funeral

HPD: Henderson man charged with burglary after being released to attend a funeral

Bill Stephens

August 22nd, 2016

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Police say a 21 year old man released from the Henderson County Jail to attend a funeral is back behind bars facing an additional charge.

On Saturday, Henderson Police report Brent Benson entered an unlocked shed in the 300 block of North Adams Street where he stripped naked and then wrapped up in a blanket and then went to the JFK ball courts. When approached by officers, they say he ran to his grandmother’s house on Pringle Street where she let him in.

According to police, Benson had been released earlier in the day Saturday from the Henderson County Detention Center, where he was being held on several felony warrants, to attend a funeral. Authorities say Benson fled from his mother’s car as she was returning him to the jail.

Benson reportedly told police that his clothes had been stolen after leaving his mother, and he found the blanket in a dumpster but denied all knowledge of breaking into an out building where his clothes were located.

Police say Benson was returned to the Henderson County Detention Center and charged with third degree burglary. He was being held in the jail for charges including two counts of second degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking under $500, and multiple domestic-related offenses.

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(Image: Henderson Co. Detention Center)

 

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