Norman Benjamin, the Memphis Police sergeant who was caught in multiple lies regarding an on-duty shooting that sent him to The Med, has been arrested on several charges by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Benjamin is charged with solicitation to commit first degree murder, filing a false police report and unlawful sale, loan or gift of a firearm. The firearm charge stems from the purchase of a handgun for an underage female in August.
According to TBI Agent Kristin Helm, the agency also received information that Benjamin tried to hire a hit man this past summer to kill someone for $800. The identity of Benjamin's alleged target was not released.
When Benjamin was shot over Labor Day weekend, he initially reported a male Hispanic suspect was responsible. The story quickly changed, and Martha Mote was arrested for shooting him during a domestic incident. The DA's office dropped those charges shortly afterwards, and Mote was released.
47-year old Benjamin was arrested at his Bartlett home Wednesday afternoon. The TBI is turning over its case to the District Attorney's office, which could pursue additional charges.