FORT DEPOSIT, Ala. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested former Fort Deposit police office Carlos Tyson Bennett on charges accusing him of stealing money from motorists on Interstate 65 in central Alabama and trying to conceal the criminal activity.
The 36-year-old Greenville resident was arrested Tuesday on a federal indictment. The Justice Department announced that he is charged with one count of conspiracy against rights, four counts of deprivation of rights under color of law, and three counts of obstruction of justice. The indictment alleges he was involved in four thefts involving $100 to $200 per victim.
Bennett's father, who's also named Carlos Bennett, said his son remained in jail Tuesday night and the family had no comment on his arrest.