Benton Beyer to serve eight years in prison for crashing vehicle into home

(Benton Beyer mug courtesy: Stearns County Jail)

(Stearns County, MN)--A central Minnesota man will reportedly serve more than eight years in prison for crashing his vehicle into the home of a bi-racial family in central Minnesota.  The incident took place in Cold Spring.  According to court documents, Benton Beyer, 33, of Richmond, has been convicted of multiple felonies including second-degree assault motivated by bias. Authorities say Beyer used a large rock to hold down the accelerator of a stolen SUV, aimed it at the home, and fled the scene as it crashed in July 2021.