Habitual felon faces lengthy sentence
A Waynesville man will spend up to 12-and-a-half years in jail for robbery and being a habitual felon following a three-day trial last week.
The robbery charge stemmed from an arrest in July 2011 when Chad Nathan Bennett robbed an early morning shift manager in the parking lot of Hardee’s on Russ Avenue around 3 a.m. He stole the man’s wallet and ran away toward McDonald’s.
The victim immediately called 9-1-1 and described the incident and Bennett. After some investigation, police created a photo lineup from which the victim was able to point out Bennett as his assailant.
A man later found the victim’s wallet, which Bennett had dropped near Kentucky Fried Chicken, and turned it into the Waynesville Police Department. Police never recovered the weapon used in the robbery, although the ...