The two Navasota men who are accused of beating two Navasota Police Officers late last month are facing life sentences after being indicted last week by a Grimes County Grand Jury.
And according to District Attorney Tuck McLain, this is one of the worst attacks on a police officer the county has seen in the last quarter century. Adding, “I have never seen police officers beaten so bad that their lives were in danger.”
While attempting to deescalate a domestic dispute to which he had been called, McLain says an NPD officer was attacked by 30-year-old Adrian Bennett and 24-year-old Jamarcus Hester.
The DA reports, the second officer came in with an asp baton and tried to intervene but was also attacked.
Bennett and Hester were eventually taken into custody after more law enforcement arrived, while the two initial responding officers were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Both Bennett and Hester face three first degree felonies and three state jail felonies. Bennet was denied bond due to his criminal history. And at this hour Hester also remains in the Grimes County Jail on a bond of more than a half million dollars.
McLain tells Navasota News he hopes to have both men face a judge within the next 30 days. And when they do, we’ll let you know what happens.