published Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Man charged in Chattanooga pawn shop robbery

Lequan Bennett, a man wanted in Hamilton County for the robbery of several ATM machines and the Nov. 6 robbery of a pawn shop on Lee Highway, was arrested today by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Bennett was also wanted in Georgia on violation of state probation charges.

Two of Bennett's alleged accomplices were already in custody.

Monday, Chattanooga Division of the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force agents teamed up with local and federal agents in a manhunt for Bennett.

The U.S. Marshals Service worked with the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, East Ridge Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office to locate Bennett. They discovered he was living at 184 Providence Way in Whitfield, Ga.

Bennett faces aggravated robbery and probation violation charges.

about Alex Green...

Alex joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 as a region business reporter. He is a native of Dayton, Tenn., located 35 miles north of Chattanooga, and he is a fifth-generation Dayton native. Alex came to the Times Free Press as an editorial intern in July 2013. He was previously a correspondent at The Herald-News, located in Dayton, through college and editor-in-chief of the Triangle, Bryan College's student-led media group. Alex was ...

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