Bond for Greensboro, North Carolina’s Brandon Bentley set at $100K; Why did he go to North Carolina A&T?

Brandon James Bentley, 27, of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, United States is accused of unsafely driving in the area of Sullivan Street and Benbow Road in Greensboro with no license on March 26, 2023. His license had previously been revoked.

At around 4:00 a.m. that day, Bentley was apprehended at the intersection of Sullivan Street and North Benbow Road on North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University campus in Greensboro. He has no affiliation with the university.


Several items were found in Bentley’s car including claws, knives, brass knuckles, two choking devices, two handguns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, a pair of shotguns, pepper spray, a rifle, a baton, a machete, a sword, a crossbow, a hatchet, a window breaker, a chicken foot, a stun gun, a blowdart weapon and a makeshift firework explosive. He was also carrying bolts for the crossbow and a so-called holy water.

It is unclear why Bentley was there and why he possessed the arsenal. After chasing unarmed guards on campus grounds, he was arrested by Greensboro Police Department officers.


Bentley was charged with felony having a gun on educational property, felony having an explosive device on educational property, reckless driving, possessing a weapon on the educational property (not a gun), driving with a revoked license and carrying a concealed gun. He has been banned from North Carolina A&T’s campus.

On March 27, 2023, Bentley appeared in court. Bond for him was set at $100,000 and should he bond out, he is not allowed on any educational property.

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