CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – On May 3, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Preston Mullins and Sgt. Gary Jeffers went to a home on Kennedy Lane to serve active warrants from Campbell and Anderson County on Benny James Morgan. Mullins was aware that Morgan owned and drove an older model and lifted Ford F150 darker color, and he was aware that the vehicle was listed on the Anderson County warrant.
Mullins and Jeffers parked at the intersection of Kennedy Lane and Patty Hill Road in Caryville and walked up Kennedy Lane to the residence and saw a female walking from the residence to the Ford truck parked in the driveway. Mullins heard the female call out the name “Ben” and Mullins saw Morgan emerge from the passenger side of the truck. As Morgan turned to look at the female, Morgan saw Mullins walking behind the female.
Mullins announced his presence and ordered Morgan to walk toward him. Morgan began walking toward Mullins and placed his hands in his pockets, Deputy Mullins grabbed him and began to restrain him. As Mullins was restraining Morgan, he began to tense his arms and resist Mullins. Sgt. Jeffers approached Morgan, and he began to relax his arms and submitted to the restraints.
After being placed into custody Mullins asked Morgan if he had anything harmful, dangerous, or illegal. Morgan handed Mullins a pocketknife and informed him that he did have medicine in his pocket. A search of Morgan’s front pants pocket revealed a clear plastic bag containing a crystal like substance believed to be Methamphetamine.
Morgan, 124 Kennedy Lane, Caryville was charged with violation of probation (General Sessions Court), attached for child support and leaving scene of accident. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/12/2023-6AM)