Charges Against Soldiers Dropped in Beating Case - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

03/10/06

Charges Against Soldiers Dropped in Beating Case

Savannah-Chatham police have dropped the charges against five Fort Stewart soldiers arrested last weekend for beating a man outside a downtown bar.

Police--in connection with the Chatham County District Attorney's Office--have decided not to prosecute the soldiers because the man they're accused of beating, David Bennett, told them not to pursue the case.

Police believe the soldiers beat Bennett up after he stole one of their wallets.

Bennett was arrested himself this week; Florida police have warrants on him for other thefts.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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