Mario Benton

A Warren man is wanted by police after escaping custody on September 26. Mario Benton, 33, is wanted for questioning in several armed robberies and commercial burglaries, according to State Police Special Agent Clayton Moss.

“I went to Warren last Monday to arrest Benton on two misdemeanor charges and one felony charge,” Moss said. “After being handcuffed and placed in the back of a Warren Police car, he kicked out the back glass and fled on foot.”

Officers pursued Benton on foot but lost sight of him, Moss said.

Benton is known to have ties to Monticello, Warren, Dumas and White Settlement, Texas, near Fort Worth. He is considered dangerous, Moss said.