Authorities say a North Carolina man who faked his own death 20 years ago told police he was trying to hide from a large South Carolina drug ring.
The Associated Press reports Thursday that a Weaverville, N.C., police officer stopped 49-year-old Bennie Harden Wint for a traffic violation on Saturday. He gave an assumed name, but when no records came up, Wint admitted his true identity. He was charged with giving a false name and driving without a drivers license. He was later released on his own recognizance.
Authorities had believed Wint drowned when he went missing from
Daytona Beach in September 1989, leaving behind a fiancee and a
daughter from a previous marriage.
It's not known whether he obtained an attorney.
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