Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vian Man Faces Assault & Battery Charges

A 28 year-old Vian man faces two counts of assault and battery upon a police officer, along with other charges, when he fought being arrested February 22.

Sampson Bennett was charged March 5 in Sequoyah County District Court with the two assaults, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.  His bond was set at $33,000.  His case was set for March 26 on the district court's disposition docket.

According to the police report, Bennett was stopped for an expired tag on his vehicle.  He was cuffed and placed in the patrol car.  However, when officers were searching his vehicle, Bennett got out of the patrol car and resisted further attempts to keep him under arrest.  The officers reported he kicked one officer in the chest with his feet.

The report also alleges Bennett had four bags in his vehicle which tested positive for methampheta- mines.

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