Benak was arrested for possession of a weapon by prohibited person, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with driving with a suspended license and a failure to pay fines warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Justice Court. Hammontree was arrested on a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.
Approximately 11:05 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Butler Avenue east of Bank Street. Deputies contacted Benak, the driver. A records check showed Benak to have a suspended license and a warrant. Benak was taken into custody without incident. Deputies contacted Hammontree, a passenger. A records check showed Hammontree to have an arrest warrant. Hammontree was taken into custody without incident.
A search of the vehicle revealed an electronic scale with white residue and a .22 caliber handgun. A computer check showed Benak is a convicted felon.
Benak and Hammontree were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.