New Details Released in Firing of Lake County Deputy

We can reveal new details tonight about a lake county deputy who was recently fired from the department.

9&10 News obtained documents that say Deputy John Bennet got into a fight at a Lake County bar on the evening of January 6th of this year.

The documents show the fight started after Bennet was confronted about leaving without paying his bill.

They go onto state Bennet was also involved in a fight at a bar back in December of 2017.

“Integrity means everything when it comes to law enforcement, and that’s not just me that’s everyone who works here, everyone who dons a uniform, everybody that’s out on the road, everybody that works in the jail,” said Lake County Sheriff Richard Martin.

Bennet was also the county’s K-9 handler.

Commissioners voted earlier this month to let Bleck the K-9 continue living with Bennet.