News Nearby: Oconee County Notifying Public of Suspect Wanted on Battery, Aggravated Stalking Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is looking for 20-year-old Brett Almand Benson, and anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call 706-769-5665.

UPDATE: The suspect has surrendered to the Oconee County Jail. 

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office on Monday notified the public that deputies are actively seeking Brett Almand Benson, 20, with arrest warrants for charges of battery, aggravated stalking and cruelty to children in the third degree.

The following information appeared on the Sheriff's Office Facebook Page:

Benson is out on bond from a previous offense of a similar nature with the same victim. Oconee County Deputies received information that Benson was on campus at Athens Tech. The deputies went to Athens Tech, but officials there were not cooperative and would not assist in locating him on campus.

If you have knowledge of Benson’s whereabouts, please contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s office at 706-769-5665.

For more photos of Benson, click here.

Chief Deputy Lee Weems said deputies obtained warrants as soon as the alleged incident was reported Monday afternoon, but details weren't immediately available. A Bishop address appeared on Benson's previous booking information, but Weems said he wasn't certain if Benson still lives there. Watkinsville Police last October charged Benson with simple assault related to a reported domestic fight in the parking lot of Town Center.

This post originally appeared on Oconee Patch

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