Additional Charges Added to Kodiak Brothers’ Woes

Jay Barrett/KMXT

 

A pair of Kodiak brothers were indicted separately by a federal grand jury last week, according to U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler, for federal firearm and drug trafficking crimes.

 

Mark Benton, 49, of Kodiak, Alaska, was named as the sole defendant in an indictment charging him for being a felon in possession of ammunition, for an incident that occurred in Kodiak on January 8, 2016.

 

David Benton, 55, also from Kodiak, was named as the sole defendant in a separate indictment charging him with being in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, for an incident that occurred in Kodiak on January 26, 2016.

 

These charges stem from incidents previously charged by the State of Alaska. Mark Benton is currently charged by the State of Alaska with kidnapping, assault, and misconduct involving weapons. David Benton is currently charged by the State of Alaska with misconduct involving controlled substances.

 

The Alaska State Troopers and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

  

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. 

 

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