Center Police Officers Arrest Suspect After Chase

Justin Earl BennettSeptember 2, 2014 - On Thursday August 28, 2014 at approximately 11:56pm Sgt. Ricky King with the Center Police Department attempted to make contact with a subject for a minor traffic violation. The subject, who was later identified as Justin Earl Bennett, 34, a black male of Center, Texas, jumped into his vehicle and fled from Officers.

Bennett led Center Officers on a 10 minute high-speed chase throughout the City leading to County Road 2020 where the suspect crashed into a tree. Bennett then jumped out of the vehicle leading Officers on a 250 yard foot chase where Bennett was apprehended in a wooded thicket. He was found in possession of crack cocaine.

Center Officers arrested Bennett for 1. Evading arrest/ detention with previous convictions State Jail Felony; 2. Evading arrest/ detention with a motor vehicle Felony - 3; 3. Delivery/controlled substance PG 1 <1g drug free zone Felony-3; 4. Reckless Driving misdemeanor C; 5. Fail to control speed misdemeanor C; 6. Wrong way on a one way misdemeanor C; 7. 8 counts of running a stop sign misdemeanor.