Chattanooga man arrested for not disclosing HIV, other charges
A Chattanooga man was arrested for not disclosing his HIV and other charges on November 15.
According to an affidavit, police responded to a report of a disorder off Sylvan Drive around 7:15 a.m.
Upon arrival, police met with suspect Chester Bennett and his girlfriend.
Bennett's girlfriend said that he left the house the previous night after the couple had a "verbal disorder" but returned around 6:45 a.m. to take a shower.
Bennett's girlfriend said that she discovered that he had HIV on November 13 and they had been intimate on 38 separate occasions since August 16.
Bennett confirmed to police that he had pled guilty to multiple counts of criminal exposure to HIV with other victims in the past.
Bennett's girlfriend told police that he possessed a firearm that was discovered to be stolen. Police also discovered Bennett's drivers license to be revoked.
Bennett was arrested and charged with criminal exposure to HIV, aggravated domestic assault, driving with license revoked, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a stolen weapon.
Bennett was booked into the Hamilton County Jail.