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Jeremy Lynn Cooper-Benfield
Courtesy of Alexander County P2C website

Hiddenite Man Released From Prison In 2023 Jailed On Charge Of Violating Probation

48-year-old Jeremy Lynn Benfield-Cooper of Hiddenite was arrested Monday (April 22) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with probation violation.

Benfield-Cooper is on probation as a result of a conviction in Alexander County in February of this year. He was convicted on a trespassing charge and given six months probation. The North Carolina Department Of Adult Correction Offender Public Information website lists Benfield-Cooper as an absconder from probation & parole supervision.

Cooper was released from prison in 2023 after serving twelve-and-a-half years for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. Following Monday’s arrest, Benfield-Cooper was confined in the Alexander County Detention Center under $7,500 bond. No court date was listed.

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]