Elbert County Man Finds Himself in Even More Hot Water

July 10, 2013
David Martin Benton

David Martin Benton

An Elbert County man facing several felony charges finds himself in even more trouble after being arrested on Sunday.

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said that a deputy noticed 47-year-old David Martin Benton of Gin Branch Road address traveling on State Route 368.

Andrews said that Benton refused to stop for the deputy.

“Officer had knowledge of two outstanding felony warrants on Mr. Benton”, said Andrews. “Deputy initiated a traffic stop on Mr. Benton’s vehicle, at which time Mr. Benton failed to stop and continued into South Carolina before pulling over on S.C. Route 184.”

According to Andrews, Benton become irate and refused to comply with the deputy’s instructions, trying multiple times to leave the scene.

Benton was arrested on two outstanding warrants, Subordination of Perjury or False Swearing and Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony.

In addition to the warrants, Benton was also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Drugs to be Kept in Original Container, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer, and Possession/Use of Drug Related Objects.

An additional charge of Felony Obstruction of Justice will be filed by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Prior to being arrested, Benton was out on bond after being arrested after a search warrant was executed on April 9th, where he was charged with forty-two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Benton remains in custody at the Elbert County Detention Center, where bond has not been set as of this morning.

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