Soon-to-be S.C. House lawmaker tackles, holds shoplifter until police arrive

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - Lexington Police arrested a shoplifting suspect with the help of a soon-to-be state house lawmaker.

Police said Robert Jonathan Benton fled a Kohl's store located on Sunset Boulevard after being accused of shoplifting.       A short time later, officers were able to track him to the Hope Ferry Subdivision where a woman said her husband had the suspect pinned down.

Police identified the man who held Benton as Representative Chris Wooten. Investigators said Wooten detained Benton until officers made their arrest.

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