A 30-year-old man was indicted Wednesday for an attempted car robbery that ended in him pulling a gun on law enforcement, according to court documents.
Francisco Joseph Bennett, from Sioux Falls, attempted to steal a 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander on Sept. 2 from a male victim. Bennett was armed with a handgun at the time, according to court documents.
Bennett, a habitual offender, received one count of first-degree attempted robbery, one count of aggravated assault, two counts relating to grand theft and one count for possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.
The incident occurred at a Casey's gas station, according to court documents. He pointed a gun at the victim and started pulling a gun on law enforcement. The court documents didn't go into further detail.
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His bond findings also reveal he is a parole absconder.
Bennett, a habitual offender, received one count of first-degree attempted robbery, one count of aggravated assault, two counts relating to grand theft and one count for possession of a firearm with an altered serial number .
He is now being held at the Minnehaha County Jail with a cash bond of $25,000, according to court documents.
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Bennett is the latest example of the more than 400 parole absconders law enforcement has lost track of, according to previous Argus Leader reporting. In a recent report on public safety, local criminal justice leaders sounded the alarm on issues with the parole system and more people committing crimes.
"There are more parolees in our community than ever before," Mayor Paul TenHaken said at the public safety update last week. "We've seen a roughly 50% increase in people in our community on parole."
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Forty-one percent of inmates at the Minnehaha County Jail were either on probation or parole when they were arrested, according to Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead. The time frame for that data wasn't provided during the update.
Many of the violent offenders in the criminal justice system are already known to law enforcement, said TenHaken and Milstead.
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