PORT HURON, MI – Members of the St. Clair County Drug Task Force arrested a man yesterday afternoon, who was wanted out of Texas for multiple crimes.
According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the DTF was alerted by the Lubbock, Texas Police Department concerning a man, identified as Benjamin Ray Mitchell, was wanted for sexual assault with a child and parole violation. He is also a suspect in a car-motorcycle crash in Lubbock that killed two people.
Lubbock Police had received information that Benjamin Mitchell, a 29 year old man from Shallow Water, Texas was believed to be in the Port Huron area. Shortly before 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, members of the Drug Task Force located the vehicle the suspect had driven up from Texas. The car was located in the 2900 block of 22nd Street in Port Huron. Several members of the DTF conducted surveillance on the vehicle for a short period of time. Mitchell came out to the car and was arrested without incident.
A search of Benjamin Mitchell found that he was carrying crystal methamphetamine. He faced arraignment today in 72nd District Court in Port Huron on charges of possession with intent to deliver crystal methamphetamine, bringing contraband into a jail, maintaining a
drug house, driving with no license and being a habitual 3rd offender. He is also expected to face extradition to Texas on the other charges.
The Port Huron Police K-9 Unit and Homeland Security Investigations Division also assisted in the arrest.