Bennett Charged With Burglary; Fights Officers Who Try To Handcuff Him

Sunday, January 13, 2013
Keiontae Lajuan Bennett
Keiontae Lajuan Bennett

Keiontae Lajuan Bennett, 18, has been charged with aggravated burglary after several officers had to struggle with him to get him handcuffed.

Two juvenile brothers were also charged in connection with a break-in at a house on Bradington Drive.

A neighbor said he saw two of the black males go to the side of the house and one stay on the porch. He said the front door opened and the one on the porch went inside. Then all three came out of the front.

Police arrived on the scene while the trio was still there and chased them down.

Officers found a black and white backpack belonging to one of the brothers that contained a Playstation 3 and some games. The homeowner arrived and identified the Playstation 3 and games as hers.

The juveniles refused to talk except to say they were at the house to visit a friend.

Bennett spoke briefly, then he asked for an attorney. When told he was going to be charged, he said, "You're not charging me with s---"

Police said Bennett became very loud as he resisted and other officers in a squad room had to help get him under control. He had to be taken to the floor.

Officers said after he was handcuffed, he made threats. Officers said they took the threats seriously because in the short time he spoke he said his Facebook name is Taecutty, which police said means he is associated with the Cutthroat gang, which is associated with the Rolling 60s. 


Sign Up To Get The Latest News, Opinions From Chattanoogan.com In Real Time; Win Set Of Chattanooga Photo Books

Sign up for our Facebook and Twitter feeds and you will get the  local news in "real time." You will also be entered for a chance to win the complete set of the Chattanooga Photo Books published by Chattanoogan.com. We will give away three sets of The Remarkable Stokes Collection, Railroads In and Around Chattanooga and Paul Hiener's Historic Chattanooga to our new Facebook ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BALLARD, TANIKKA NICHOLE  1722 STANFIELD STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 38 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County LIGHT LAW VIOLATION --- BEARDEN, DENISE MINOR  2730 APPLEBROOK LANE CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 45 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ... (click for more)

Tom Edd Wilson Was A Great Visionary

We want to add to the many heart-felt messages that have been expressed regarding the recent passing of Tom Edd Wilson, a truly great visionary.    While he made his mark on many local organizations, Tom Edd will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who worked closely with him at Erlanger.   We benefited greatly from his steady guidance, leadership ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Luther’s B-17 Showed Up

I am a huge sap for our veterans and just the other days a reader shared the ultimate story about a guy who returned to his sweetheart at the end of World War II. The little town of Miller. Missouri, is located in the southwest corner of the state and the biggest thing to ever happen in Lawrence County is when a native son, James Lawrence, hollered “Don’t Give Up The Ship” in the ... (click for more)

Inclement Weather Forces Cancellation Of Thursday Night's Lookouts Game

Not only was Tropical Storm Cindy responsible for the cancellation of Tuesday's Southern League All-Star Game, but now the storm has also resulted in the cancellation of Thursday night's game at AT&T Field with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The First Half North Division Champion Lookouts announced that Thursday's (6/22) game has been postponed due ... (click for more)

Cleveland High School Selects Joey Knox As Head Wrestling Coach

Cleveland High School has selected Joey Knox as the next head coach for the Blue Raider Wrestling program.  Coach Knox has been with the wrestling program as an assistant since 2013.  During his assistant coaching tenure, the team has secured six Team State Championships, including five individual State Champions and 20 State Medalists.    Cleveland High ... (click for more)