LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. – Authorities say the son of a former NFL leader wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for shooting his parents was arrested Saturday in Mexico.
The Todd County Sheriff says 22-year-old
Authorities say Bennett contacted Steve Och County Sheriff earlier in the day to say he would surrender to the FBI. But a statement from the sheriff's office said the arrest by Mexican authorities had come before the information could be released.
"The FBI is taking him into custody and will transport him to Minnesota in the next days," the statement said. [1
A criminal complaint states that Dylan Bennett's car was in place with an empty box for a 9mm pistol inside, complete with ammunition.
Investigators believe Bennett was killed on Monday. The complaint says Carol Bennett, who would have turned 64 on Thursday, was shot multiple times in the back and torso. 63-year-old Barry Bennett was shot multiple times in the torso and head.
According to the criminal complaint, Barry Bennett told the Todd County Sheriff's Office in December that Dylan had expressed thoughts of killing his parents while he was in mental health.
Barry Bennett was seen Monday at Long Prairie around noon. Earlier Monday, Dylan Bennett was spotted driving his car during a bank transaction involving a large sum of money being withdrawn from Bennett's account, the complaint said.
Carol Bennett's credit and debit cards were used in Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Her car was found in Columbus, Ohio. Dylan Bennett has a plane ticket for a flight from Columbus to Cancun.
Barry Bennett played 11 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.
The Star Tribune reports that Bennett has retired from teaching physical education in Long Prairie. Chief John Kringen said Bennett rarely talked about his NFL career unless someone asked.