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Former Vegas firefighter arrested

Posted at 2:56 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 21:51:03-04

A former Las Vegas firefighter was arrested in March 2016 after he was discovered in a car with two possible prostitutes and crack cocaine.

It happened on March 26. A white 2013 Chevrolet Camaro was observed stopping to pick up a female in the 2000 block of Fremont Street and then parking near Hillside Place and Curtis Avenue.

A Las Vegas detective approached the vehicle on foot. When he reached the vehicle, two females inside began handing him glass smoking pipes. The detective also observed the male in the vehicle placing something in the center console.

Upon exiting the car, the male said "My wife left me and I pick up hookers." The man, who has been identified as Bennie David Brown, also admitted to smoking crack cocaine with the two females in the car, identified as Brenda Kenoly and Donna Fleming-Wyatt.

In addition, Brown reportedly told detectives that he went to the bank to take out $100 to pay for "everything" with Kenoly and Fleming-Wyatt. Police say that it is common slang for "everything" to refer to sexual intercourse.

During questioning, Kenoly told detectives that she had known Brown for about 6 months and Fleming-Wyatt said that she had known him for two years.

The trio went to meet someone named "Pooh Bear" to allegedly buy more crack cocaine. They also went to a bank to take out money, but Brown was unable to do so. The trio was driving around and smoking when they were stopped by the police.

When the detectives interviewed Brown, he told them that he had received a text from Kenoly asking if he wanted to hang out. He also told detectives that he had just gotten off work from Las Vegas Fire Station 107.

He told detectives that he would occasionally drive the women around because they would give him oral sex. He also admitted to taking at least two hits of crack cocaine and said he used the womens' pipes. He denied knowing where the drugs came from.

A search of the Camaro revealed multiple glass pipes and a small off-white rock substance consistent with crack cocaine.

Based on the trio's statements, they were all placed under arrest and transported to the Clark County Detention Center.

According to the city of Las Vegas, Brown is no longer a city employee. He officially retired on March 27, which was one day after his arrest.

Brown had been an employee with the city since November 1992. At the time of his retirement, he was earning an annual base salary of $80,124.

According to the website TransparentNevada.com, Brown earned $88,870 in regular pay in 2015. He also earned $36541.75 in overtime pay and $16,581.52 in other pay. His total benefits were valued at $55,503.12.