Palestine, Texas (June 15, 2023) – On June 10, 2023, at 11:18 a.m., Officers with the Palestine Police Department received information from a complainant from Houston County who reported that her son may be in Palestine with her stolen vehicle. The complainant also stated that her son, identified as Brandon Bennett, 43, had warrants for his arrest. Corporal Yvette Durbin gathered the information and confirmed that the vehicle in question was entered as stolen by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.
A few minutes later, Officer Tim Green located Bennett and the stolen vehicle at the Clean Scene car wash at 1904 Crockett Road. Officers converged on Bennett and he tried to flee on foot. Realizing his escape was cut off by Sgt Aston Rodriguez’s approaching patrol vehicle, Bennett stopped and surrendered.
He was arrested and during an inventory of the stolen vehicle, officers located two small bags of methamphetamine and two small bags of marijuana. Bennett was transported to the Anderson County jail and booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1<1G, Evading Arrest or Detention with a Previous Conviction, Possession of Marijuana<2OZ, and warrants for Theft and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.