DALLAS-FORT WORTH AIRPORT – On or about October 23, 2014, Big Lick Trainer Mac Benham of Shelbyville, Tennessee was captured on YouTube attacking a man, and then Benham was taken down by persons at the scene and subsequently arrested.
Benham was employed as a Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse trainer by Maple Crest Farm of Bell Buckle, Tennessee owned by Keith and Elaine Rosbury. The Rosburys were Presenting Sponsors at the 2014 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.
SHELBYVILLE TIMES GAZETTE
Local man charged in airport rampage
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
T-G STAFF REPORT
A Shelbyville man faces charges after a brawl at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport last Thursday.
McCleish Christmas “Mac” Benham, 27, is charged with public intoxication and simple assault.
Benham allegedly kicked a man in the groin and hit him in the head with his fist before three to five passengers subdued him, according to a Dallas police report. He continued to struggle with officers while being arrested, an airport police officer said in his report.
According to a DFW Airport police officer, Benham argued with an American Airlines gate agent over flight arrangements, telling her he’d consumed “100 drinks.”
Benham allegedly made a verbal slur toward a man who told him to calm down because police were on the way, then struck him twice, also threatening another man standing nearby, officer Derrick Niblett’s report said.