Update: Man Wanted in Oconee on Battery, Aggravated Stalking Charges
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office reports 20-year-old Brett Almand Benson has turned himself into the jail.
Update at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 26: Benson has turned himself in to the jail, the Sheriff's Office reported.
The following was also posted on Facebook:
Sheriff Berry met with Dr. Flora Tydings, the president of Athens Tech, this morning concerning the search for Brett Almand Benson. Dr. Tydings has apologized for the mix-up yesterday, and she acknowledged that Benson was indeed on campus yesterday. She has assured us that such a misunderstanding will not take place again. Dr. Tydings also expressed that she is committed to the safety and security of Athens Tech’s students, faculty, and staff. We appreciate Dr. Tydings’ attention to this matter and her concern for the events of yesterday. We have always worked well with Athens Tech, and we will continue to do so.
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office on Monday notified the public that deputies are actively seeking Brett Almand Benson, 20, with arrest warrants for charges of battery, aggravated stalking and cruelty to children in the third degree.
The following information appeared on the Sheriff's Office Facebook Page:
Benson is out on bond from a previous offense of a similar nature with the same victim. Oconee County Deputies received information that Benson was on campus at Athens Tech. The deputies went to Athens Tech, but officials there were not cooperative and would not assist in locating him on campus.
If you have knowledge of Benson’s whereabouts, please contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s office at 706-769-5665.
For more photos of Benson, click here.
Chief Deputy Lee Weems said deputies obtained warrants as soon as the alleged incident was reported Monday afternoon, but details weren't immediately available.
A Bishop address appeared on Benson's previous booking information, but Weems said he wasn't certain if Benson still lives there.
Watkinsville Police last October charged Benson with simple assault related to a reported domestic fight in the parking lot of Town Center.