Bennett Faces Judge for Reckless Endangerment Charge

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A Crockett County man appears before a judge, Thursday morning after investigators said he fired off an AK-47 in his front yard. Lonnie Bennett, 63, entered a plea of not guilty to the felony count of reckless endangerment. The judge told Bennett to have no contact with his neighbors that he had problems with his neighbors that he has problems with. Bennett is charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. According to neighbors, last Thursday Bennett walked out to his mailbox carrying an AK-47. They claim he fired the weapon and then got his mail. On his return from the mailbox he continued to fire the weapon. When the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department came to pick Bennett up at his Frog Jump home, officers said he was holding an AK-47. After searching his home, several weapons were found and nine fully-loaded magazines for the AK-47, more than 400 rounds in all. Officials told 7 Eyewitness News, the sheriff’s department has been out t Bennett’s house more than 15 times this year.

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