Delta County Sheriff
DELTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SHERIFF CHARLA SINGLETON
On Thursday, October 12, 2023, deputies with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office received credible information that a wanted subject was loading a moving truck to move to Oklahoma.
The suspect, 44-year-old Benjamin Brister, was at a residence in the 400 block of Terrell Street. When Brisner saw deputies approaching the residence, he quickly ran out through the back door, where he met up with a deputy coming to the back door. Brister then started to run away before realizing officers had surrounded him and had no choice but to give up. They took him into custody for the outstanding warrants and served Brister with an additional warrant for parole violation.
To avoid being arrested during the initial onset of the investigation into his charges, he gave deputies false information that Mr. Brister had committed suicide in the Dallas area. Deputies quickly proved that information was incorrect as they could not corroborate any alleged suicide.
Officials transported Mr. Brister to the Delta County Jail, where they booked him for a Misdemeanor, an Interference with an Emergency Request for Assistance, and a Misdemeanor, A warrant for Assault causing bodily Injury to a Family Member. In addition, they later booked Mr. Brister for a parole violation warrant for a State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Drug-Free Zone Penalty Group 1 Under 1 Gram.
Mr. Brister is in jail on an $8,000 bond for the two initial warrants and a No Bond for the Parole Violation.