SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office served a "high-risk" arrest warrant on a residence on U.S. Highway 96 and arrested five people Wednesday and Thursday in connection to an alleged assault and kidnapping that occurred earlier this week.
According to a press release, Stuart Bennett, 46, of Tenaha, was arrested for aggravated assault-family violence on Wednesday. He was later charged with aggravated kidnapping and engaging in organized criminal activity.
On Thursday, investigators arrested Matthew Lee Anderson, 48, Brittany Danielle Benson, 20, Glenna Leah Benson, 53, and Craig Phillip Perez, 23, all of Center, were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and engaging in organized criminal activity.
The press release stated that a Shelby County deputy was dispatched to FM 311 in reference to a report of an assault victim walking down the road. After the deputy made contact with the victim, Ace EMS transported the person San Augustine Memorial Hospital.
After authorities interviewed the victim, they learned that the person had been assaulted, bound, and kidnapped. Shad Sparks, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, said the motive for the alleged assault and kidnapping may be related to the sale of narcotics.
Three SCSO investigators assisted in the investigation.
The press release stated that the investigation is ongoing, and more charges could be pending.