Brandon James Bentley, 27, was recently charged with possession of a large firearm at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T).
The suspect was arrested on campus with several firearms.
according to WGHPBentley was taken into custody last Sunday after being found at NC A&T, a historically black college and university.HBCU) — with a rifle, a revolver, a loaded handgun, and two rounds of ammunition.
in addition, WXII 12 At 4:00 a.m., he reported that he had more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition at the time of his arrest.
However, that wasn’t all Bentley Pakin had, as he was found armed with brass knuckles, a hammer, a machete, a stun gun, pepper spray, a stick and several knives.
He was also caught in possession of some other unspecified items, including a crossbow, an “imitation weapon”, a sword, a “tapping tool” and “nails”—along with what was described as an “improvised firecracker”.
Among the items found in Bentley’s possession were, confusingly, “holy water” and a chicken leg.
As a result, he was charged with possession of firearms, explosives and non-firearms in school. He was also charged with carrying a concealed handgun, driving with a suspended license and reckless driving.
Bentley’s bail was reportedly set at $100,000, and it is unclear if he is still in custody.
Brandon James Bentley has no affiliation with NC A&T and is suspended
WXII 12 In response to Bentley’s arrest, NC A&T released a statement to shed more light on the situation.
“On March 26 around 4:00 a.m., Brandon James Bentley was caught driving unsafely on the North Carolina A&T State University campus in the area of Sullivan Street and Benbow Road. After campus law enforcement found a firearm in the vehicle, Bentley was immediately arrested and the weapons confiscated.
“Due to the quick and decisive action of law enforcement, a campus alert was not issued because the suspect did not pose an ongoing threat to campus safety,” the institution said.
After suggesting a joint multi-agency investigation was underway, NCAA&T announced the suspension of Bentley – who had “no connection” to the school.
“The FBI, State Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Greensboro Police Department are in charge of the ongoing joint investigation into this incident. Bentley, who has no ties to A&T, has been banned from the North Carolina A&T campus.
There are no further updates on the situation at this time.