Johnson City man arrested on aggravated assault and drug charges

Published 11:30 am Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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On March 21, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Kenneth Benson, 38, of Johnson City, on multiple charges including aggravated assault, simple possession, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

The arrest stemmed from officers responding to a disturbance at 915 E. Main St. Upon investigation, officers discovered that Benson was under the influence of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm. Further inquiry revealed that Benson had threatened to use the weapon, causing the victim to fear for her life. A subsequent search led officers to discover narcotics and ammunition at the scene.

Benson was taken into custody and subsequently transported to the Washington County Detention Center.

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