Gun Found During Traffic Stop

Written by Theresa Rose on March 12, 2019

On March 11th at approximately 9:45 p.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop in the 2100-block of E Washington Street in Mount Pleasant.  During the stop, the Sheriff’s Office K-9 was deployed, as a result a search of the vehicle was conducted.  During the search, a loaded handgun was located.  The driver, Max Benge, 54 of Hillsboro, was arrested and charged with Carrying Weapons, aggravated misdemeanor, No Valid Driver’s License, simple misdemeanor, and Failure to Prove Security Against Liability, simple misdemeanor.